The owner of the company, SpaceX, Elon Musk has refuted the claims that his satellite project for internet services, Starlink, is taking up a lot of space in Space.
“Tens of billions” of satellites could be placed in orbits near Earth, he told the Financial Times.
His comments come after Josef Aschbacher, the head of the European Space Agency, claimed that Musk was “setting the rules” for the commercial space industry.
This week China has complained that its space station has been forced to avoid collisions with Starlink satellites.
“The space is extremely large and the satellites are very small,” Musk said in an interview.
Musk has not even accepted the suggestion that his Internet space services project is blocking competitors from entering the satellite industry, saying there is room for everyone.
“We are not in a position to block others. “We are not blocking anyone and we are not pretending to do so,” he said.
“Thousands of satellites are nothing. “They are like several thousand cars on Earth,” he added.
SpaceX has launched about 1,900 satellites in space as part of the Starlink project and plans to launch thousands more in the future.