Elon Musk, despite all the controversies surrounding him, is a genius and a true businessman par excellence. One of his many attempts is obviously his famous and often-criticised idea of Martian travel, which he maintains will soon be a thing. Another of his projects has always been something that has been attempted before, in an ill-fated attempt by Facebook, among others: the quest of providing Satellite WiFi for the entire world.
Of course, this idea has been inspired by one of Musk’s biggest inspirations, Nikola Tesla, who had first envisioned a way of providing seamless energy through space. Of course, that remained something that couldn’t be materialised.
In Musk’s case though, the project is about sending top-grade satellites into space, and not a few, we are talking about 4425 satellites, in a project that will cost a whopping $10bn.
As far as the details of the mission are concerned, satellites will measure 4×1.8×1.2 cubic metres, offsetting the solar panels on board.
Like everything else, when it comes to Elon Musk, and this is what also separates this project from the others, is that he plans to send up a large number of satellites. He is planning to send them all at once, with no thought of testing waters with a few before sending more.