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SpaceX To Add More Satellites To Starlink Internet Network

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Published on November 16, 2018 - Duration: 00:48s

SpaceX To Add More Satellites To Starlink Internet Network

The FCC will let SpaceX launch nearly 12,000 satellites into low-earth orbit for its global broadband internet project.

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SpaceX To Add More Satellites To Starlink Internet Network

SpaceX is reportedly still years away from completing its worldwide broadband network.

But it just received approval to make the satellite network even larger.  {option 1} On Thursday, the FCC  approved  letting the company launch more than 7,500 internet-delivery satellites into low-earth orbit.

That's in addition to the more than 4,000 satellites the FCC approved for the project in March.

{option 2} On Thursday, the FCC approved letting the company launch more than 7,500 satellites into low-earth orbit that are capable of delivering high-speed internet.

That's in addition to the more than 4,000 satellites the FCC approved for the project in March.

The FCC says the satellite system will allow SpaceX to provide services for "residential, commercial, institutional, governmental, and professional users in the United States and globally."  On Thursday the FCC also approved letting three other companies launch similar internet satellite networks.  SpaceX says it plans to begin launching some of its satellites next year.  Additional reporting from  Newsy affiliate CNN .

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