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The competition heats up: A new Google project proposes to put 180 satellites in orbit to provide worldwide internet access.
The details remain vague, but if this is true, and we have every reason to consider it likely, the demand for launch services just went up significantly, especially since the report says that these Google satellites will orbit “at lower altitudes than traditional satellites.” If that is the case they will have to be replaced more frequently.