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Amazon closer to launching satellites, upping internet reach

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By JOSEPH PISANI

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There are already strings of lights crossing the night sky.

One single company now wants to add another 3,200 glittering objects up there.

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Yes more space junk and visual noise. Trashing the earth isn't enough.

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Amazon said it will spend $10 billion on the initiative

Imagine the number of hospitals, medicine, ambulances and PPE that money would buy.

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I don't understand how one government can 'give permission' to put objects into space. Does the US (or Russia, or China) own space?

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Imagine the number of hospitals, medicine, ambulances and PPE that money would buy.

Bill Gates is spending something in that neighborhood. They've declared him the antichrist.

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Imagine the number of hospitals, medicine, ambulances and PPE that money would buy.

I can imagine that.

But I can't imagine how it would help "people who are unable to do their job or complete schoolwork because they don’t have reliable internet at home,"

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But I can't imagine how it would help "people who are unable to do their job or complete schoolwork because they don’t have reliable internet at home,"

Good point, but I don't really think that Bezos really has alturistic intentions.

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@ Ah_so

agreed. How much is he going to charge for that internet?

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Should be interesting, to say the least. There aren’t even three thousand satellites in orbit at present....

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