Elon Musk’s business pursuits know no limitations, which raises some concerns, such as his aspirations to construct humanoid robots. There are also concerns about Space-Starlink X’s satellites, which, according to a renowned scientist, are responsible for around half of all close encounters that could lead to collisions between two spacecraft. However, there are claims that Starlink disruptions are common, which could explain why SpaceX is ready to launch 30,000 more satellites, assuming the business can receive license from the FCC, according to the Verge.
Of course, this prompted objections, including a letter of protest from Amazon subsidiary Kuiper Systems, which has launched its own broadband-internet satellite constellation. As a result, Amazon is requesting that the FCC deny SpaceX’s request at this moment, which isn’t unreasonable given that SpaceX’s current 1740 low-earth satellites are already generating potential collisions. Elon Musk, as one might expect, isn’t pleased, so he’s made jokes, the first of which is about what Jeff Bezos might do with his retirement when he’s not riding on his own rocket.
“Turns out Besos [sic] retired in order to pursue a full-time job filing lawsuits against SpaceX,” the Tesla CEO tweeted.
Musk, of course, laughed along with jokes about Bezo’s fabled Blue Origin joyride rocket and a Project Jarvis spacecraft in the works.
In the billionaire space race, it’s just another day. Thankfully, Sir Richard Branson has remained silent.