SpaceX seeks approval for satellite-based Internet service

Recovered first stages of three SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket are shown during a photo opportunity in the SpaceX hangar at launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida May 14, 2016.

Recovered first stages of three SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket are shown during a photo opportunity in the SpaceX hangar at launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida May 14, 2016.  (REUTERS/Joe Skipper )

Move over, Mark Zuckerberg: Elon Musk wants to build a satellite system system is a set of interacting or interdependent component parts forming a complex/intricate whole to provide low-cost Internet service worldwide.

The entrepreneur’s SpaceX firm this week filed a request may refer to: a question, a request for information a petition, a formal document demanding something that is submitted to an authority Request may also refer to for approval with the Federal Communications Commission.

If permitted, SpaceX intends to bring “high-speed Speed or high-speed may refer to, reliable, and affordable broadband service” to consumers across the globe, “including areas underserved or currently unserved by existing networks,” according to documents document is a written, drawn, presented or recorded representation of thoughts filed with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel With (novel), a novel by Donald Harrington With (album), the FCC.

Sound familiar? Facebook in 2013 announced plans to connect “the next 5 billion people”—a promise that developed into Free Basics may refer to: The Basics, a band Basics (album), an album by pianist Paul Bley Basics (Voyager episode), an episode of the television series Star Trek: Voyager British Association for Immediate (then called Internet.org). The program, which launched in 2015, provided people people is a plurality of persons considered as a whole, as is the case with an ethnic group or nation with cheap smartphones and access to specific services that don’t eat into monthly data usage.

Despite backlash from India and Egypt, the social network and networking may refer to is reportedly in talks with government officials and wireless carriers to bring the mobile app to North America and serve the 37 million US residents who are not currently using the Internet Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link devices worldwide.

SpaceX, meanwhile, plans plan is typically any diagram or list of steps with timing and resources, used to achieve an objective to deploy a constellation of more than 4,000 low-Earth orbiting satellites, as well as associated ground control facilities, to provide a range of communications is the act of conveying intended meanings from one entity or group to another through the use of mutually understood signs and semiotic rules services to residential, commercial, institutional, governmental, and professional users.

The company didn’t elaborate on potential uses: Perhaps the global network could connect Tesla vehicles or Hyperloop if it ever happens. SpaceX Exploration Technologies Corporation, better known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California, United States did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

An initial fleet of 800 satellites the context of spaceflight, a satellite is an artificial object which has been intentionally placed into orbit will cover the contiguous United States, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands.

“Once fully deployed, the SpaceX System will may refer to: The English modal verb will; see shall and will, and will and would Will and testament, instructions for the disposition of one’s property after death Advance health care directive pass over may refer to virtually all parts of the Earth’s surface and therefore, in principle, have the ability to provide ubiquitous global service may refer to,” according to a 102-page technical document.

Musk is a class of aromatic substances commonly used as base notes in perfumery first floated the idea of high-speed satellite Web service in early 2015, promising fiber-optic speeds thanks to low-altitude spacecraft. Unlike Free Basics, however, the SpaceX System is a good five or more years away, and is expected to cost around $10 billion billion is a number with two distinct definitions: 1,000,000,000, i.e. one thousand million, or 109 (ten to the ninth power), as defined on the short scale.

This article originally appeared on PCMag.com.

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