SpaceX successfully launched its second Starlink satellite mission this month. In addition to beefing up the number of satellites in its broadband internet constellation and continuing its satellite rideshare efforts, SpaceX also broke a record for using the same booster for the sixth time.
Internet satellites continue to crowd the skies, with Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Richard Branson’s OneWeb leading the way. With early-stage space tech investments reported thus far at about $24 billion invested in 500 companies, this sector is beginning its boom. Specific to internet satellites, what does that mean for our skies? What is the FAA focused on as it relates to space tech? What are the overriding concerns for the space tech industry? Here’s what we think is ahead.