SpaceX itself is quite modest about its debut Starlink satellite and the entire project itself. However, a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was posted on the SpaceX website on Monday, stating that the Falcon 9 will launch two satellites called Microsat-2a and Microsat-2b. The Federal Communications Commission granted SpaceX a license in November to test Internet satellites and verify the design of a phased array broadband antenna communication platform.
On Wednesday, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai expressed support for the SpaceX application to operate two huge broadband satellite constellations. The company has been approved by two test satellites, but wider application of Musk's bigger ISP vision is still waiting for FCC approval. SpaceX hopes its global Internet service will start running in mid-2020.