The two richest men in the world are facing each other again - this time for the orbits of the satellites. They are Elon Musk - who is now at the top of the list of the richest people in the world - and Jeff Bezos - who, until recently, was at the top of the rankings, but now "fell" to second place.
Η Amazon of Jeff Bezos reacted, saying that such a move could cause interference or even conflict with its own Cooper satellites, which it will launch for the same reason (i.e., to offer Internet by space).
The dispute between the two powerful men over the orbits of the satellites would normally be resolved through the appropriate bureaucratic channels, however they themselves made it public.
In more detail, Elon Musk announced one tweet in which he stated the following: "Starlink is not serving the public today for the sake of Amazon's satellite system which is at its best several years away".
Amazon responded to Musk's post by telling CNBC: "The facts are simple. We designed the Kuiper system to avoid interference with Starlink and now SpaceX wants to change the design of their system. These changes not only create a much more dangerous environment for space conflicts, but also increase interference for customers. Despite SpaceX posts on Twitter, are the proposed changes of SpaceX those that will hinder the competition between the satellites systems. "It is clear that SpaceX will benefit from the disappearance of competition if they succeed, but it will certainly not be in the public interest."
SpaceX's Starlink system includes 12.000 satellites and has launched more than 1.000 so far. In addition, Amazon's Project Kuiper will launch 3.236 satellites into lower orbit, but has not yet begun production. It is worth mentioning that Starlink will soon be available in Greece.