Elon Musk wants to connect all corners of the planet via space, but his thousands of orbiting routers may pose a risk to satellites and to science.
The Promise of SpaceX's Starlink and Satellite Internet
For nearly two years, Elon Musk's SpaceX has launched hundreds of satellites into space with the aim of beaming the internet down to even the most rural places on Earth. It's not the only one with this goal, but just how good will broadband internet from space be? Read on to learn the latest about Musk's Starlink program, the growing competition from Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Microsoft, and OneWeb, and why traditional internet providers are fighting back.