Satellites are about to become even bigger business. Over 10,000 of them could soon be circling overhead. At least that's what the big players of industry think. Who are they, and just how are all these satellites supposed to benefit us?
Starlink is the epitome of a megaconstellation: It aims to provide global internet with a constellation of 12,000 satellites. Its nearest competitor, OneWeb, aims to launch just 600. But what does any of it mean?
SpaceX has launched a rocket with the first batch of satellites of its "Starlink" constellation, which is designed to offer internet services from space. The system will need a dozen more launches to become operational.
US-based tech giants and China are helping to fund the development of Africa's digital infrastructure revolution. Do the potential benefits outweigh the risks?
It's one planet, a mega-constellation of satellites, one web. Like internet for everyone, anywhere. Sounds great. Right?
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