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SpaceX Launch to Launch Satellites For Its High-Speed Internet Project

SpaceX Begins to Launch Satellites for the StarLink Project

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Space-X recently launched a rocket carrying two experimental satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on February 22, 2018. The satellites will test out the technology the company is planning to use for its high-speed internet service, reported cnn.com.

The company kept the test satellites largely under wraps and chose to focus on the primary payload for Thursday’s launch — a defense and security satellite for the Spanish government called PAZ, explained cnn.com.

It has been reported that StarLink will offer broadband speeds similar to optic networks. This would create a potential connection across the electromagnetic spectrum, explained edgylabs.com.

SpaceX’s satellites may offer a direct-to-consumer wireless connection, a new option that will likely receive tons of recoil from current communication companies, stated edgylabs.com.

The company is planning on creating a giant constellation of nearly 12,000 satellites that will orbit in a synchronized pattern above Earth, which will hopefully provide high-speed internet. The plan is for 4,425 satellites to sit about 700 miles up, while another 7,518 satellites with sit about 200 miles up and operate on a different radio frequency, reported theverge.com.

SpaceX expects the system, referred to as Starlink, to be a big moneymaker. Financial projections obtained by The Wall Street Journal in 2017 show that the company is expected to have more than 40 million subscribers to the project by 2025, which adds up to $30 billion in revenue that year, explained theverge.com.

“This is intended to generate a significant amount of revenue, and help fund a city on Mars. So in looking in the long term, and saying what’s needed to create a city on Mars, well, one thing’s for sure: a lot of money. So we need things that will generate a lot of money, stated Elon Musk to complex.com.

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