Google plans on launching 180 internet satellites
June 3 , 2014
Google has spent plenty of money on acquisition and it now plans on spending over $1 billion on launching satellites into the orbit. The search giant is aiming to provide Internet to those who don't have access to it and reports suggest that its 180 satellites will circle at a rare low altitude around the globe.
"Internet connectivity significantly improves people's lives," a Google spokeswoman said. "Yet two thirds of the world have no access at all."
However, there are some who are skeptical. "This is exactly the kind of pipe dream we have seen before," a satellite consulting firm said, adding that this project could prove to be much more expensive than anticipated.