“Elon Musk focuses attention now on satellites to provide global Internet”




Dare Capitalist Elon Musk arrows would now focus on the development of low-cost satellites. His aim was to provide the world with Internet access. So say sources Friday night against The Wall Street Journal.

Musk is known from PayPal Tesla. And the car brand He also works on the space transportation program SpaceX. The businessman would want to expand his empire with cheap satellites. His aim was to provide the world with Internet access.

About the plan carries Musk according to The Wall Street Journal now consulting Greg Wyler, who as a former employee at Google on a similar project was working . The idea also shows similarities with Google’s plan. Wyler left only at Google because he reportedly had doubts about the will of the American company to continue the satellite program.

Musk and Wyler would eventually approximately 700 satellites in orbit like to send. Is an investment of one billion will be necessary. The talks are according to the sources still in an incipient phase. However, there would have been consulted about a possible plant for satellites in Florida or Colorado. In addition, Musk reportedly considering to send sattelites with his SpaceX rockets space, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The plan of Musk and Wyler is somewhat reminiscent of Project Loon , which Google balloons commitment to areas now have little or no internet, wireless connections provided. The fleet Google balloons must provide Internet access in remote areas, is large enough to serve the southern hemisphere next year.


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