Elon Musk posts photo of rocket stacked with 60 satellites that will launch tomorrow in SpaceX bid to beam high-speed internet to the world
The company recently filed plans with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to launch 4,425 satellites into orbit above the Earth - three times as many that are currently in operation.
And what about the rare people who have intense nerve pain anywhere there is good cellphone reception? Will there be no more pockets of dead space for them to move to?
“Musk compared the project to 'rebuilding the internet in space', as it would reduce reliance on the existing network of undersea fibre-optic cables which criss-cross the planet.”
It wasn't blocking the sun down there.
Now it's only one more step to using satellites to block the sun on purpose:
Scientists will copy effects of a huge volcano eruption to fight global warming in £2.3m study
“As part of a £2.3million ($3million) experiment partly-funded by Microsoft’s Bill Gates, a team from Harvard University will spray tiny chalk particles into the atmosphere 12 miles above the Earth to reflect some of the Sun’s rays back into space.”
That was saved under my "there-it-is" tag. Fans of the “Searching for Bobby Fischer” movie will understand.
And now this just yesterday:
Cambridge scientists are building a new research centre to develop radical ways to ‘save the Earth’
“Among such schemes being considered are the spraying of salt into clouds in order to make them reflect more warming sunlight back into space.”
Remember the 5-year Agricultural Plans when the government (I forget which one) thought central planning could feed everybody and they all starved?
Have you seen the movie Idiocracy?