Musk’s Vision: To Pro­vide In­ter­net through its Satel­lites

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Elon Musk, the busi­ness ty­coon has en­vi­sioned ev­ery­thing from mak­ing an un­der­ground tun­nel for com­mute, cre­at­ing cy­borgs, mak­ing lux­ury cars, to col­o­niz­ing Mars. Musk has achieved this goals to a cer­tain ex­tent. When you think that now he has dreamt of ev­ery­thing that he could, he comes up with one more in­cred­i­ble idea. The visionary has come up with a con­cept of cre­at­ing a con­stel­la­tion of satel­lites that will or­bit the earth, pro­vid­ing high-speed in­ter­net glob­ally. Spacex, Musk’s com­pany, is plan­ning to de­ploy cus­tom satel­lites into the lower or­bit of the Earth, with a prom­ise to pro­vide bet­ter ser­vices com­pared to the cur­rent high-la­tency and slow satel­lite in­ter­net. While it plans to launch the craft into space by 2019, the com­pany says that the full net­work will be op­er­a­tional in 2024.

The com­pany plans to test its in­ter­net pro­vid­ing satel­lites start­ing from the end of this year un­til early 2018. If

the tests are pos­i­tive, then the or­ga­ni­za­tion will move ahead with the launch of the satel­lites be­tween 2019 and 2024. This am­bi­tious plan will put al­most 4,425 satel­lites into the Earth’s or­bit, and for get­ting these satel­lites into space, Spacex will use its own Fal­con 9 rock­ets. Mr. Musk is dream­ing high, for the Earth’s or­bit to an­other planet, while cur­rently, the only thing that we can do is to wait and wit­ness how this plan ma­te­ri­al­izes into re­al­ity.

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