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Saturday November 08, 2014

Internet Satellites May Be Elon Musk's Next Venture

Exploding rockets and the potential self-realization of AI isn't stopping Elon Musk from exploring new areas. The Wall Street Journal reports that Musk is talking to satellite industry execs about a venture to launch 700 communications satellites.

In talks with industry executives, Messrs. Musk and Wyler have discussed launching around 700 satellites, each weighing less than 250 pounds, the people said. That is about half the size of the smallest communications satellites now in commercial use. The satellite constellation would be 10 times the size of the largest current fleet, managed by Iridium Communications Inc.