Elon Musk roundup: SpaceX files to launch 30,000 more satellites

Annlee Ellingson
Elon Musk roundup: SpaceX files to launch 30,000 more satellites

SpaceX is moving forward with long-term plans for Starlink, filing paperwork to launch 30,000 more satellites into low-Earth orbit. The request, filed with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), is on top of the 12,000 satellites that SpaceX has already gotten approved from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which filed the paperwork with the ITU on behalf of Elon Musk's aerospace company. SpaceNews first reported the filing for the additional 30,000 satellites.