SpaceX Proposes To Launch 4,400 Satellites To The Outer Space; What Would The Earth Benefit From It?
SpaceX will deliver Earth a higher speed of the Internet. If allowed, it will be built in the outer space through vast amounts of satellites.
SpaceX asks permission from the government to try what could someday be an Internet breakthrough. An enormous network of satellites will produce high-speed Internet service toward Earth.
The application was sent last Wednesday to the Federal Communications Commission. SpaceX has proposed a fleet of what will eventually be adding more than 4,400 satellites. It could cover the United Staes and the rest of the world. The company would still be needing an approval from the FCC to use the wireless airwaves that will generate the power of the network.
According to the sent proposal, if granted, the satellites will be orbiting 700 miles up. It then could provide an Internet speed as fast as 1 gigabit per second in each person. To sum up, it is as much a high-speed Internet that the premium Internet providers in every household. The company will launch the first 800 satellites if approved, according to The Washington Post.
In the technical attachment of the company's proposal, it stated that "The system is designed to provide a wide range of broadband and communications services for residential, commercial, institutional, governmental and professional users worldwide. Once fully deployed, the SpaceX System will pass over virtually all parts of the Earth's surface and therefore, in principle, have the ability to provide ubiquitous global service," according to BBC News.
In 2015, Elon Musk, the SpaceX chief executive, announced the plan. He said it would cost roughly $10 billion and provide an alternative to the uncompetitive, slow Internet connection that is being provided now on Earth.
Musk said that "In cases where people are stuck with Time Warner or Comcast, this would provide an opportunity to leave."