Elon Musk wants to cover the world with internet from space

SpaceX requests permission from US government to operate network of 4,425 satellites to provide high-speed, global internet coverage

The Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, is planning to put more than 4,000 satellites in orbit in order to blanket the Earth with internet access.

SpaceX, the privateer space company led by Musk, is requesting permission from the US government to operate a massive network of 4,425 satellites – plus “in-orbit spares” – to provide high-speed, global internet coverage.

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