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Elon Musk plans to dot the Earth with 40,000 broadband beaming satellites

Moneycontrol | 18/09/2020 11:07 PM | Click to read full article

After revolutionizing the car and rocket-launching industries, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is set to take on the space communication sector by launching thousands of satellites that would beam internet to isolated populations.

SpaceX has plans to dot the Earth with over 40,000 Starlinks, which would be nearly 13 times the number of active satellites in orbit at present. Musk’s space broadband network is not the first, but his satellites definitely offer a speed advantage.