SpaceX chief Elon Musk on Friday announced developing a second internet system in outer space that would make it possible to stretch all the way to Mars one day.
The tech billionaire and serial entrepreneur on Friday visited Seattle and announced at the glitzy private event that he has higher aspirations for landing on the Red Planet.
“One day I will visit Mars,” Musk said.
During the SpaceX event, Musk reportedly said that the proposed space network would be much faster than the internet that we experience today.
The main idea behind proposed plan is to offer low-cost high-speed internet accessibility to areas of the world having vulnerable network connections, while improving global internet speeds in general.
According to the media reports, the task would be an expensive one as the space network is likely to cost USD 10 million for its development. It would need hundreds of satellites to orbit 750 miles above the planet Earth and is low in comparison to the 22,000 mile height that most satellites achieve.
The report further said that the plan is to create internet speeds that are much faster. Musk said as the speed of light is 40 percent faster in the space vacuum compared to fiber, similarly aim is to create faster internet speeds.
According to the sources, the project has still not named and it’s also not clear that when will exactly SpaceX would bring the proposed system.
But media reports suggest that the effort would be starting with 60 employees and will be primarily based in Seattle. The team is likely to grow to 1,000 over the next three to four years.