Elon Musk has denied assertions that Musk’s Starlink satellite Internet project takes up too much space in space.
“Tens of billions” of satellites could be accommodated in orbits that are close to Earth, He told the Financial Times.
His remarks follow an assertion made by the European Space Agency (ESA) director that Mr. Musk is “making the laws” for the new business space sector.
The week before, China expressed concern that their space station had been made to stay clear of its collisions in the vicinity of Starlink satellites.
“Space is just extremely enormous, and satellites are very tiny,” Musk claimed in the interview. Musk declared in an interview.
Musk defended his project. Musk rejected the Starlink Internet Services project as hindering the entry of rivals into the satellite business, saying that there was plenty of space within the Earth’s orbit for satellites.
“This does not condition where we’re effectively blocking others in any way. We’ve not restricted anyone from doing anything, nor do we expect to,” said the man.
A thousand satellites are nothing. It seems, hey, here’s one thousand cars on Earth, it’s nothing,” said the scientist.
Last month, Josef Aschbacher, the director-general of ESA, was warned that the hundreds of satellites for communications created by Starlink would cause smaller space available for rivals.
Some recommended that greater distances between spacecraft are required to avoid collisions than Mr. Musk has recommended it.
Scientists have previously expressed worries about the dangers of space-based collisions. They have urged world governments to release information on approximately 30,000 satellites and other space debris in orbit around Earth.
This week, Mr. Musk was the subject of headlines when he was confronted with an online backlash following China’s claim that the space station it built was forced to stay clear of collisions with satellites created by Musk’s Starlink project.
China’s space station was involved in 2 “close encounters” with Starlink satellites in the past last year. Beijing claimed.
The incidents took place on the 1st of July and 21st October, as stated in the report submitted to China earlier this month to the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs.
“For several safe reasons, the China Space Station executed inhibit collision avoidance control,” Beijing declared in the document that was posted on the agency’s website.
The circumstances behind the complaints filed with the space agency of the United Nations have not yet been independently confirmed.
China has also claimed that the US risks putting astronauts in danger by not observing the agreements on outer space.
Foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said China informed the US to behave responsibly.
SpaceX has launched nearly 1,900 satellites in the Starlink network. It plans to launch thousands more.