The company wants to build a high-speed broadband network that will rely on a mega-constellation of satellites in Earth orbit.
Towards this goal, the mega-constellation could number between 12,000 and 42,000 Starlink satellites.
SpaceX said: “Unbounded by traditional ground infrastructure, Starlink can deliver high-speed broadband internet to locations where access has been unreliable or completely unavailable.
“At a time when more people are working from home and more students are participating in virtual learning, internet connectivity is more important than ever.
“With Starlink, we are able to deploy quickly to areas that need it most.”