literally out of this worldannounced his plans
The satellite will orbit at an altitude of 650 kilometers, about 150 km closer to Earth than most other communications satellites. This technology would help with the lagging internet problem some of us face. SpaceX plan to launch two prototype satellites into space named MicroSat-1a and MicroSat-1b hopefully next year.
What does this mean for the world? A couple of things, it means SpaceX could have a monopoly of the first-ever global internet. And monopolies are never good. The whole world will want to get their hands on space internet, and that allows them to play with the price.
It also means that these companies are leaders in the global telecommunications world and rival giants like Comcast and Verizon. So does this mean less angry phone calls to our two favorite telecomm companies? Let the race begin.
It’s a fascinating idea, bringing internet to third world countries that may not have the technology to provide it. Now it’s up to these companies to make it happen.
Talk about atmospheric pressure!