Satellite internet is not new, but SpaceX plans to improve the service by reducing the enormous latency with space connections.
Hot off his insane declaration that he wants to nuke the shit out of Mars, insane billionaire Elon Musk has doubled down on his quest for Internet in space. He officially requested for permission from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to launch a 4,000 group of satellites into orbit that aims to provide internet for all the people down below.
Initially, the permission aims to find out whether the company’s antenna technology has the capability to connect with earth’s devices.
Elon Reeve Musk is a South African-born, American business magnate, entrepreneur, engineer, inventor and investor.
Musk’s comments to Colbert about dropping thermonuclear weapons on the poles of Mars went viral this past week, but his underlying message gives some indication of the huge role that SpaceX could play in the long-term future of mankind. In addition, Elon said that his swarm of satellites will be more efficient and low-cost.
A horse race between Wyler and Musk might seem like an interesting challenge to watch over the next five years, but fact is this race might be slanted in favor of one of the participants. SpaceX company can be transformed into the massive provider of Internet around the globe.
The idea of “interplanetary internet” has been kicked around since the early 1980s, with everybody from NASA to Bill Gates (who pulled out due to the obscene expenditure at the time) having their thoughts and theories on how it could work. Musk has an ambitious goal, and he has already step forward into the next phase of the plan. The Falcon 9 two-stage rockets have been successfully delivering spacecraft into orbit since 2012, reports Computing UK. The customers for the service are the very poorest populations in the most remote regions on earth. The satellite data will be offered to local carriers to boost the speed and consistency of their network.