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SpaceX gets the nod to put 12,000 satellites in orbit

SpaceX got the permission this week from US authorities to put a constellation of nearly 12,000 satellites into orbit in order to boost cheap, wireless internet access by the 2020s. The SpaceX network would massively multiply the number of satellites around Earth. Since the world’s first artificial satellite, Sputnik, was established in 1957, humanity has …