Elon Musk's Vision Of Worldwide, Low-Cost Broadband | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne Unlimited--01.13.20

Airborne UnManned--
01.14.20

Airborne Unlimited--01.15.20

AMA Drone Report--01.16.20

Airborne Unlimited--01.17.20

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne Unlimited--01.13.20

Airborne UnManned--
01-14.20

Airborne Unlimited--01.15.20

AMA Drone Report--01.16.20

Airborne Unlimited--01.17.20

Tue, Jan 20, 2015

Elon Musk's Vision Of Worldwide, Low-Cost Broadband

SpaceX Founder Plans Constellation Consisting Of Hundreds Of Satellites

Everyone should have access to the internet ... everyone on the planet. That's the vision of SpaceX founder Elon Musk, who recently revealed some details of his previously-announced plan to the media.

The system would involve hundreds of low-cost satellites in an orbit of about 750 miles above the Earth. For basis of comparison, the ISS orbits at about 268 miles, but most geosynchronous satellites fly at about 22,300 miles.

Musk (pictured)  told Bloomberg News that with the relay satellites closer to the ground, speeds would be much faster. He says that the throughput speeds could rival that of terrestrial fiber optic connections.

The new project would be operated from the company's new Seattle offices, where work is being done on Falcon rockets and the Dragon spacecraft. Musk estimates the price tag of the program to be around $10 billion, but Musk says the program will be a "long-term revenue source" that will allow SpaceX to "fund a city on Mars."

There is as yet no firm timeline for the program, so don't go looking for a place to sign up for the service just yet.

(Image from file)

FMI: www.spacex.com

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 01.17.20: A/C Registration Warning, iFly GPS Update, Boeing's Net Loss

Also: NBAA Updates Jet Resource, New Virgin Galactic COO, Heathrow Anti-Drone System, Gogo And Hispasat Deal EAA is warning the aviation community to regard any solicitation they m>[...]

Klyde Morris (01.20.20)

Klyde's Friend Was Robbed... FMI: www.klydemorris.com>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 01.14.20: 1st US EHang Flt, $6M For Kratos, Unlawful Drone Ops

Also: Karma Firmware Update, Swift Tactical Systems, Drone-Based Home Security, Drone Swarms (Again) EHang conducted its first-ever US trial flight of its two-seater passenger-grad>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.20.20)

The FAA will restrict drone flights for roughly one nautical mile around the Miami Convention Center and Bayfront Park up to an altitude of 2,000 feet from January 25 to February 1>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.20.20): Instrument Meteorological Conditions

Instrument Meteorological Conditions Meteorological conditions expressed in terms of visibility, distance from cloud, and ceiling less than the minima specified for visual meteorol>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2020 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC