Super-fast Internet To The World using 4000 Satellites
Elon Musk’s SpaceX aims to bring super-fast internet to the world using more than 4,000 satellites
- It would increase the number of satellites in orbit by over 300 per cent
- Each satellite in SpaceX’s planned group will weigh about 850 lbs (386 kg)
- They will orbit at altitudes from 715 miles (1,150 km) to 790 miles (1,275 km)
- System will provide broadband speeds of up to 1 Gbps for the end users
Elon Musk’s SpaceX has filed an application to send over 4,000 satellites into orbit around our planet.
If the company is successful, it would increase the number of satellites in orbit by over 300 per cent.
Together this swarm of satellites will serve to create a space-based worldwide internet network that could offer speeds of up to 1 Gbps for the end users
The application was filed with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission last week.
The California-based company, owned and operated by technology entrepreneur Elon Musk, has proposed an orbiting digital communications array that would eventually consist of 4,425 satellites, the documents show.
The project would bring high-speed internet to all corners of the globe, vastly undercutting existing services in coverage and cost.