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Elon Musk's SpaceX is about to launch the first of 11,925 internet satellites — more than all spacecraft that orbit Earth today

SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk, plans to launch a Spanish satellite on Saturday with a Falcon 9 rocket. However, the launch will also deploy two experimental communications satellites. The two satellites may test aspects of "Starlink," a space-based internet project that would bathe Earth in high-speed internet access. The Starlink plan calls for nearly 12,000 interlinked satellites — many times more than currently orbit Earth — but Musk and SpaceX have been relatively quiet about it.
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