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SpaceX may want to launch 42,000 internet satellites — about 5 times more spacecraft than humanity has ever flown


SpaceX may want to launch 42,000 internet satellites — about 5 times more spacecraft than humanity has ever flown If SpaceX gets the go-ahead, the company's planned fleet of Starlink internet satellites could soon outnumber all the spacecraft humanity has ever launched by nearly five-to-one. That's according to Caleb Henry at Space News, who on Tuesday reported that SpaceX, founded by tech mogul Elon Musk, now seeks permission from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to fly an additional 30,000 Starlink satellites into space. Those tens of thousands would be additional to the nearly 12,000 spacecraft that SpaceX asked permission to launch from the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC).   More



(Source: Business Insider - Oct 19)

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