I'm unsure you've observed, however Elon Musk likes to assume huge.

This time round, the SpaceX founder needs to cowl the world with web despatched from area.

The personal area firm filed paperwork with the U.


Federal Communications Fee on Tuesday, Nov.

15, asking permission to function a community of four,425 satellites to supply high-speed web protection across the globe.

Let's simply provide you with some perspective.

The Union of Involved Scientists lists 1,419 energetic satellites presently in orbit.

SpaceX's car-sized satellites would orbit Earth at a distance of greater than 700 miles and will present a substitute for cable, fiber-optics and different Earth-based methods.

The submitting didn't supply a timeline or a price construction, however final 12 months, when Musk first introduced his plans for this venture, he mentioned it could value about $10 billion.

Like I mentioned — he thinks huge.

For NewsBeat Social, I'm Molly Riehl.