It looks like America may have a winner its great internet space race. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) just authorised SpaceX to launch its broadband satellite service, Starlink. That means Americans could be accessing the internet from space as early as 2019. They'll literally just be pointing their phones at the sky and going online.
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With the inaugural launch of the super-powerful Falcon Heavy rocket now in the books, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is ready to set his sights on an ambitious project known as Starlink. On Sunday, SpaceX will launch two experimental mini-satellites - the first batch of what Musk hopes will eventually comprise a 4000-satellite constellation providing low-cost internet around the globe.