Making noise before operating, SpaceX finally asks for India's blessing



After being urged by the Government of India and calling on its citizens not to subscribe to the Starlink internet, the company owned by SpaceX immediately improved itself.

Starlink will apply for a commercial license in India early next year, seeking permission to provide direct internet access from above the land of Bollywood.

"We hope to have applied for a commercial license before January 31, 2022 (unless we encounter major obstacles)," said Sanjay Bhargava, Country Director for Starlink SpaceX in India.

If nothing goes wrong and can operate in April 2022, it is not impossible that Starlink can reach the target of 200 thousand Startlink devices to be sold next year. Of the 200 devices, 80% are expected to be in rural areas.

Starlink is a constellation of internet satellites that float in low Earth orbit aka Low Earth Orbit Satellite (LEO). SpaceX continues to increase the number of those Starlinks in orbit.

Last week, the Indian government called on its citizens not to subscribe to Starlink's internet, a satellite constellation project developed by Elon Musk's SpaceX.

The appeal was disseminated on Friday (26/11) local time. The statement is inseparable from Starlink not yet having a license to operate in its country.

Previously, the Government of India had urged Starlink to comply with regulations in its country and to refrain from providing internet services to customers in India. Now they have responded.