Commercial Spaceflight And The Dawning Age of NewSpace

Google, Facebook, SpaceX want Internet via air, space |

“In many of the world’s poorest countries, where broadband could potentially have the greatest benefit in terms of bridging development gaps, even basic broadband service remains prohibitively expensive.”

Many nations include huge wilderness areas where hard-wire delivery systems like landlines and towers don’t exist.

Some say the solution consists of just two words: Look up.

Google, Facebook, SpaceX and other outfits plan to beam the Internet from either low-orbiting satellites or high-flying drones and balloons.

Here’s a quick rundown of four big players:

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