Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX says that next generation satellites will be designed at new Seattle engineering office that will deliver internet access worldwide. “We’re going to try and do for satellites what we’ve done for rockets,” Musk said in an interview to Bloomberg News. He said that the office would hire several hundred to thousand workers. Further details would be revealed on Friday.
Musk’s comments second the grand plan of launching hundreds of small satellites that would provide low cost and unbound internet on a global scale. Musk promises to provide all the details two or three months later. Also around that time, Seattle-based GeekWire shed light on SpaceX’s plans to hire engineers in the Seattle area, as well as the California-based company’s business license filing for an office in Bellevue, Washington that is close to Microsoft’s main campus.
Musk has transformed SpaceX into a multi-billion dollar launch company. Recently SpaceX has conducted an ambitious rocket-landing experiment and launched a Dragon cargo capsule heading to the International Space station for NASA.