By 7 January, 2022, SpaceX, a U.S.
company of space technology, has launched 1997 Starlink satellites, and
intended to launch another 106 by the end of the month in two batches. Both the
frequency of launching and the number of satellite highly surpass those of
other countries. Although Mask has claimed for many times that Starlink would
be set up as a provider of “global satellite internet” for civil use, obviously
the Starlink plan is not designed only for civil and commercial use. To be
mentioned, in October, 2020, Space Development Administration under U.S.
National Defense Department signed a dual-use contract with SpaceX, which is worthy
of 150 million dollars, to develop premium version of Starlink satellite for
military use. In July and October, 2021, Starlink satellites sent out by SpaceX
approached twice to Tiangong space station of China, posting threats to the
safety of Chinese astronauts who could only take emergency responding measures
to avoid hit. It cannot be precluded that the U.S. were intending to test the
sensory ability of Chinese space technology with satellites. Accelerating
deployment of LEO satellite network by the U.S. demonstrates various economic
and military intentions, to which full attention should be paid. China should
speed up the reform in space sector, directly facing the challenges.