Elon Musk has been working with affordable and ecologic engineering since 2000. In these years, the giant has worked with reusable rockets, electric cars and space capsules. In the spirit of affordable technology and the necessity of affordable and widely available internet service, Elon Musk has now begun working on affordable satellites that would help people all around the globe get access to internet service.
Recent reports state that Elon Musk will be partnering up with former Google employee, Greg Wyler, who had led the company’s internet satellite division in the past. Greg Wyler is the founder of O3b Networks and is also the representative and founder of WorldVu. Greg Wyler had detailed his plans to launch approximately 700 internet satellites and Elon Musk should be getting into the project of their funding and creation. The duo’s plans involve building internet satellites that would cost less than $1 million and should end up weighing under 250 pounds. Currently, the smallest example of an internet satellite weighs double that amount and cost well above their target price to manufacture.
Greg Wyler had brought up the idea during his time with Google, but later on he said that he thought the company wouldn’t have the necessary tools and know-how to manufacture his internet satellites. Wyler and Elon Musk have supposedly brought up the subject with Colorado and Florida government officials. Word is that the dynamic duo would want to build factories in these states which would accommodate the internet satellites. While neither Elon Musk or Greg Wyler have confirmed this collaboration, most onlookers and insiders say that it is definitely a solid project and that it would be started in the very near future. There are a lot of issues the duo will face before they can start manufacturing the internet satellites, including financing and regulation hurdles. While we have no doubt that the Tesla founder, alongside Wyler can accomplish their dreams, we wonder if state and national regulations will permit it.