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SpaceX Plans To Launch Internet Satellite Network In 2019

Hawthorne-based SpaceX is planning to launch its own network of satellites to provide Internet access, starting in 2019, the company said on Wednesday. According to the company, in testimony with the Senate's Committee on Commerce, Science and Technology, the company hopes to put the first of a constellation of 4,425 satellites into space in 2019, after placing a number of prototypes into space in 2018. The announcement on the move came from SpaceX's Vice President of Satellite Government Affairs, Patricia Cooper. SpaceX said its network will provide high-speed Internet to rural areas using mesh networking between its satellites.


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