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SpaceX gets nod to put 12,000 satellites in orbit

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posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 05:47 AM
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SpaceX got the green light this week from US authorities to put a constellation of nearly 12,000 satellites into orbit in order to boost cheap, wireless internet access by the 2020s.


Read more at: phys.org...


That's a hell of alot; heck! I mean for one big shove it is by one Company all at once. They don't muck around do they. Chinas got a bit of competition now. The planet's turning Wifi I really think so.



phys.org...




posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 05:53 AM
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a reply to: MrPopularity

That is a lot of sats to be sending up... are we going to be bombarded with super control weapons? Into our heads? Planning to bambard our minds with adverts?
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posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 06:08 AM
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a reply to: TruthxIsxInxThexMist

Lets hope tech doesn't gravitate to 6G. Or Atlantis is going bye bye.



posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 06:53 AM
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Funny. I was just reading an article the other day about the amount of space junk and current satellites in our orbit.
How they are already posing a problem for shuttles.
Now theres going to be an addition 12000 items floating around up there?
awesome



posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 07:54 AM
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I run an ISP.

That project is a boon. It might help a hundred people at most.

Otherwise it's all the same KU/KH band nonsense which has zero reliability in getting

a signal reliably anywhere due to lots of interference.

Most people just want this because they are in love with Elon for being Elon.



posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 10:19 AM
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I’ll believe it when I see it. Like most everything Elon Musk does this is big on personality and small on results. He needs to go away to his smoking room and let the adults handle things.



posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 10:58 AM
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Like what? The 3’s are rolling off the assembly line. First phase of the tunnel is done, and his space program is moving right along. He’s a doer not a right wing blowhard. a reply to: oriondc



posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 11:13 AM
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This is dumb. Too much # already. Waste of money. Send us to Mars already.



posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 11:16 AM
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a reply to: MrPopularity

I love me some SpaceX news but when I read about this awhile back it reminded of a documentary or movie that I watched when sleepy. It was about a time when humans couldn’t leave earth because of all the space junk.
OHHHHH wait it was a documentary based off a book. Can’t remember the name though.



posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 05:41 PM
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a reply to: SR1TX

Does anyone believe providing wifi to the people is the real objective?



posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 09:13 PM
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and a mini tactical nuc in each one!



posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 09:35 PM
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Gotta love the government giving control over infrastructure to a for-profit monopolistic corporation with an alarming safety record, run by a known fraudster.


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posted on Nov, 25 2018 @ 11:44 AM
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originally posted by: SR1TX
I run an ISP.

That project is a boon. It might help a hundred people at most.

Otherwise it's all the same KU/KH band nonsense which has zero reliability in getting

a signal reliably anywhere due to lots of interference.

Most people just want this because they are in love with Elon for being Elon.


Remember Iridium. That satellite constellation system allow satellites to send information directly to each other, had coverage of the entire globe, allowed voice communications anywhere but did have low data bandwidth. With modern compression algorithms and hardware the bandwidth would be magnitudes larger.



posted on Nov, 25 2018 @ 10:25 PM
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Does anyone believe providing wifi to the people is the real objective?


No, and that's a really good question.



posted on Nov, 25 2018 @ 10:28 PM
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This is dumb. Too much # already. Waste of money. Send us to Mars already.


I say let Russia go, they want to find out if NASA actually went so let them do it.



posted on Nov, 25 2018 @ 10:29 PM
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Sounds like an interesting Documentary, do you remember what year it came out?




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