Musk’s Vision: To Provide Internet through its Satellites
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.