SpaceX has vowed to populate low-Earth orbit (LEO) with a constellation of satellites that can provide broadband to every corner of the globe.
The project, dubbed Starlink, envisions a constellation of at least 12,000 operational satellites.
But the constellation is bound to grow as SpaceX has explored the possibility of expanding Starlink by tens of thousands of satellites.
However, the news has worried astronomers who fear the future of nighttime observations is at risk from large LEO constellations.
And SpaceX is not the only company pursuing such lofty goals with companies OneWeb and Amazon joining the fray.