Alan Musk’s company Space-X will install 12,000 satellites in the orbit of the Earth in the next nine years. US officials have approved the project this week. The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) wants to make the Internet cheaper and faster for consumers in the next 10 years. Also, it is also preparing to make it fully wireless.
The first Satellite Sputnik was launched in 1957. Since then, eight thousand objects have been sent to the world in space since then. It is believed that 25% to 50% of these satellites are still under active conditions.
Six Satellites will be launched in six years
The FCC issued a statement on Thursday and said that Space-X has been authorized to launch 7518 Satellite. The company already has permission to launch 4425 Satellite. So far none of the projects connected to the project have been launched. However, SpaceX will have to launch half (around 6000) satellites and all the satellites in nine years over the next six years.
Satellite will be installed in the lower class
Space-X will keep most satellites in the lower orbit of the Earth-i.e. 335 kilometers to 346 kilometers. It will remain below the International Space Station (ISS), which is located 400 km above the Earth. Actually, the connection will be much better because of lower land distance from the lower class. This will give consumers a much faster speed of the internet. However, staying in the lower class of the Satellite can be quite difficult.