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Samsung says micro-sats could blanket the world with Internet

Timbo Bronze badge

Surely not....

There was a recent BBC tv programme about the issues of dead satellites in orbit around Earth and what happens over time as they collide with each other, generating a huge debris field. (Since two recent incidents, the debris field has increased dramatically, with China firing a missile at one of its satellites and two other satellites colliding with each other).

It seems Samsung just want to build a new range of products that might help its income stream but will further worsen the problem, esp when these things run out of power and cannot be de-orbited.

Surely, it makes more sense to just have a limited number of BIG satellites, made by a group of companies, that will cover a wide area and then be done with it.

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