Oct 26, 2020
You're staring at 60 satellites in the atmosphere, and within the next few decades, Elon Musk is planning to bring 42,000 of these satellites to space, 15 times the number of operating satellites in orbit currently. It's part of the Starlink, the expansive Musk and SpaceX constellation that hopes to bring the planet, low-latency high-speed internet, offering no more buffering and almost seamless internet in any corner of the world. Yet analysts say that it could come with a hefty price tag for space exploration. Nearly half of the world's population is out of the reach of the internet, since most internet solutions require a large network of expensive underwater cables, leaving many rural places offline, and while satellite internet can cover these areas wirelessly, there is something big that is baking up!
2020 - Fall - Issue 7