SpaceX on Thursday afternoon shared images of the Starship rocket system at its launch pad in Boca Chica, near Brownsville.

SpaceX, Elon Musk's recently Texanized space technology company, has come under fire in recent weeks for the role its Wi-Fi product Starlink has played in several international conflicts around the world.

Most notable are reports that Starlink technology is beginning to be used by the Russian military in attacks against Ukraine. The operation resulted in the Ukrainian military ceding previously occupied territory.

Now, the federal government is pressuring SpaceX to regulate its technology, and is even working with the company to do so. However, regulating this technology is proving to be much more difficult than expected. Here's what you need to know.

What is Starlink?

Starlink is a subsidiary of SpaceX. In its most basic form, Starlink is a Wi-Fi technology that connects to various SpaceX satellites to provide internet even if you don't have a router nearby.

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