SpaceX to quadruple number of space satellites to provide world with super-fast broadband

The Elon Musk-backed firm has outlined plans to send 4,425 satellites into Earth’s orbit, according to plans outlined in a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) filing.

That number is is more than three times the 1,419 satellites already in space.

Mr Musk, who is also chief executive of electric car manufacturer Tesla, said in 2015 that he believes the plan could cost up to $10 billion.

Roughly 800 of those satellites will be used to improve internet in the US, while the rest will be used for connection around the globe.

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