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SpaceX gains FCC approval to launch over 4,000 satellites

SpaceX has received FCC approval to launch 4,425 satellites into low earth orbit (LEO) for high speed Internet services – with the first batch going live in demo mode last week. The company’s first fleet of LEO satellites will give the company a more comprehensive grasp of the potential speeds the StarLink web of satellites can realize, plus a better understanding of technical obstacles. A handful of test satellites have been launched by SpaceX in the past, but nothing on this scale before – in a landmark moment for the company and industry as a whole. Clearly satellite-delivered  Internet services aren’t about to fly off the shelves anytime soon in areas where fiber infrastructure is readily available, yet there is…

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