SpaceX sets up subsidiary in S. Korea for Starlink service

-- U.S. space firm SpaceX has set up a subsidiary in Seoul to launch satellite internet services using Starlink here, industry sources said Thursday.

SpaceX established Starlink Korea LLC on March 8, and Lauren Ashley Dreyer, SpaceX's senior director of Starlink business operations, has been appointed as representative, according to the sources.

In January, the space firm owned by Elon Musk applied for business registration with the South Korean government, as it seeks to launch Starlink in the country in the second quarter of this year.

The registration process yet to be wrapped up, and Seoul's science ministry is supposed to complete its qualification review within 30 days of a corporate registration, the sources said.

Source: Yonhap News Agency