22 Nov '16, 2pm

SpaceX Wants To Launch 4,425 Satellites To Provide Global Internet Service

SpaceX Wants To Launch 4,425 Satellites To Provide Global Internet Service

That seems like a lot of satellites, doesn’t it? In fact, it is. When fully completed, the SpaceX system would triple the total number of satellites in orbit around the earth. The whole internet in space idea first came up as part of Musk’s original Mars colonization proposal back in 2011. At the time, the estimated cost was $10 billion. The latest filing contains no cost projections. SpaceX says, “Once fully deployed, the SpaceX System will pass over virtually all parts of the Earth’s surface and therefore, in principle, have the ability to provide ubiquitous global service.”

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