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Elon Musk teases SpaceX will soon launch its own micro-satellites

SpaceX is 'in the early stages of developing advanced micro-satellites operating in large formations'
By: Anthony Garreffa | Science, Space & Robotics News | Posted: Nov 11, 2014 7:36 am

Does Elon Musk ever sleep? It seems now, as The Wall Street Journal is reporting on rumos that Musk is building an internet-via-satellite project, with Musk replying that SpaceX is "in the early stages of developing advanced micro-satellites operating in large formations".

 

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We're still months away from official details, but the rumors do suggest that SpaceX is working with Greg Wyler, who used to work for Google/O3b Networks, where they'll launch a total of 700 satellites. What would SpaceX be doing differently? Well for starts, their fleet of satellites would be 10x the size of the largest currently in orbit, with the individual satellites being much smaller than what is used for communications right now.

NEWS SOURCES:Engadget.com

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