SpaceX’s plan to blanket the world in internet

If you’re reading this, you have an internet connection. But many people around the world don’t have one, something that Elon Musk’s SpaceX aims to change. 

The company has long talked about its plans to launch internet providing satellites into orbit around the Earth, and now it has a timeline. So when can we expect to have worldwide internet, at least according to SpaceX?

In IT Blogwatch, we’re connected.

So what is going on? Emre Kelly kicks us off:

SpaceX…plans to launch thousands of satellites on Falcon 9 rockets beginning in 2019 to establish what would one day become a global broadband internet constellation.

How many satellites? And why? Monica Hunter-Hart has those details:

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from Computerworld Emerging Technology


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