First congrats to Elon for that, but now to take it apart.On another note,
SpaceX launched another 60 Starlink satellites to reach ~480 satellites in orbit. It has more than any country. And their first and for the short term primary user is of course: USAF Elon, the immigrant, knows how to play the game. He is the best thing happened US for the last 2-3 decades.
SPACEX wouldn’t exist without supplying a service to a buyer that buyer is not Just the DOD but also NASA. The same rocket that took two astronauts to the ISS last week launched starlink. The DOD pays SPACEX to launch for him and he uses the capital from that to launch Starlink.
Next do you think Elon would be able to do that back in South Africa? Not likely. He made his money in the US launched his companies in the US. You also have Jeff Bezos Blue Origin working on its own Rocket system. That should tell you along with all the other Private Space Flight options in the US that Mr. Musk may have been one of the best things to happen to the US but then again The US was the Best thing that’s happened to Elon Musk.