However, after the excitement calmed down, astronomers both professional and amateur seem to have concerns about the Starlink constellation obstructing their view of space and all its mysteries.
SpaceX said it will take as few as six launches before Starlink internet can be delivered to consumers. Musk has said the company has "sufficient capital" to move forward with the mission and that the latest round of funding brought "more interest than we were seeking".
"We'll get a better sense of the value of this when satellites have raised orbits and arrays are tracking to sun".More news: Meghan Markle Not Scheduled to Meet Donald Trump During Royal Visit
What could be worse, according to European Space Agency scientist Stijn Lemmens, is that after launching all the satellites, Musk could go bankrupt; and in that case, all satellites will just remain stationed there. There are many other companies that are vying for that piece of the pie.
"There are already 4900 satellites in orbit, which people notice ~0% of the time", Musk wrote on Twitter, in response to a question whether he anxious about the satellites adding to space debris and polluting the sky. SpaceX's satellites aren't meant to be in Earth's orbit forever - they will fall back on Earth after a span of five years, burning up in the atmosphere on their way down.
He added that SpaceX would "love to" put Starlink telescopes in space to make up for any issues the astronomy community faces. This is an additional obstruction when observing the nightsky with sensitive instruments.
Bill Keel, an astronomer at the University of Alabama, said: "People were making extrapolations that if numerous satellites in these new mega-constellations had that kind of steady brightness, then in 20 years or less, for a good part the night anywhere in the world, the human eye would see more satellites than stars".More news: Pokemon Company developing sleep-based gaming app, plans 2020 launch
To get a sense of the current situation, there are now 2,100 active satellites orbiting our planet.
Musk tweeted, "Exactly, potentially helping billions of economically disadvantaged people is the greater good".
In response to the claim that his satellites are too bright, Musk has asked his scientists to finds ways to diminish the reflectivity Earthways.More news: Neville backs Man Utd to make £25m move for defender