Elon Musk just revealed new details about Starlink, a plan to surround Earth with 12,000 high-speed internet satellites
Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX plans to launch 60 internet-providing satellites. The plan for Starlink, as the project is called, is to put a network of nearly 12,000 internet satellites in orbit, which could move internet data about 50% faster than existing fiber-optic cables. Starlink could bring cheap, fast internet to remote areas, airplanes, ships, and cars, plus make international teleconferencing and online gaming nearly lag-free. Financial institutions would also have a lot to gain: Starlink could relay information about faraway markets significantly faster than modern technologies permit. Musk revealed a number of details about Starlink during a call with reporters on Wednesday.
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