Information Systems Integration – Tony Messina

SpaceX – Launches experimental satellites Tintin A and B

Elon Musk wants to give internet to everyone possible, last Thursday, February 22 SpaceX successfully launched two test satellites into Low-Earth orbit in attempts to gather data for its satellite driven internet project. Having the support of the FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, SpaceX intends to put 10,000 satellites into low-earth orbit to bring internet services to anyone anywhere at speeds that would rival a standard ground connection. “Billions of people around the globe still lack internet access, so companies have been racing to find a better way to beam internet down from the sky (Wattles).” SpaceX speculates having 40 million subscribers and $30 billion in revenue by 2025. This type of technology was barely a thought years ago and now we are moving closer everyday. What are your thoughts on having internet beamed down from 10,000 satellites in the sky ? Do you think this is a necessity or is it being driven for the greater good of people providing access to anyone and everyone ?



One Response to SpaceX – Launches experimental satellites Tintin A and B

  • This is absolutely the future. Mobility is the clear direction of technology and having uninterrupted connection all across the planet is key to unfettered mobility. Low cost, always available internet would be extremely disruptive to the current structure of telecommunications, but if SpaceX doesn’t do it.. Someone else will.

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