Elon Musk confirms satellite tv for pc plans, announcement ‘2 – three months away’
This weekend the Wall Road Journal revealed rumors linking everyman billionaire Elon Musk to an web-by way of-satellite tv for pc challenge and tonight he addressed these rumors. In a tweet Musk stated his firm SpaceX is “within the early levels of creating superior micro-satellites working in giant formations.” We’ll have to attend for extra particulars although, as he stated an announcement is a few months away. The rumors recommend Musk is working with Greg Wyler, previously of Google / O3b Networks, to launch a complete of seven hundred satellites. The distinction between their satellites and others in use can be the dimensions of the fleet — 10x the dimensions of the most important presently in orbit — and the dimensions of the satellites, which might be a lot smaller than these at present used for communications. If all of it comes collectively, anticipate to see states bidding (once more) for the fitting to construct Musk’s subsequent massive factor, and takes on competitors from Google (with satellites and balloons) and Fb (drones) to increase the web’s attain from above.
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SpaceX continues to be within the early levels of creating superior micro-satellites working in giant formations. Announcement in 2 to three months.
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November eleven, 2014