The purpose of a deal, which is still in the works, is to support the development of SpaceX satellites that could beam low-cost Internet around the globe to billions who don't have it.Delegates of SpaceX and Google did not respond to requests for comment. Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) is an American space transport services company founded in 2002 by Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs to enable the colonization of Mars. The news follows after Musk revealed a concept on Friday: connecting millions of people around the world with economical Internet by setting up satellites. Musk Said:
The long-term potential is to be the primary means of long-distance internet traffic and to serve people in sparsely populated areas.Google has pursued initiatives of its own to bring Internet connectivity to people in those area where internet connectivity is not possible through wires like hilly area. Its Project Loon concept was designed to connect people via a system of balloons. Facebook is also searching ways to boost connectivity. The social network has favored internet.org and its Connectivity Lab is working on drones that could one day beam Internet into areas in need. Revenue from the satellites would fund Musk’s longtime dream of colonising Mars. The project is going to generate between 700 and 1,000 new jobs in Seattle, Washington. Google had its own satellite internet project underway, aiming to take a same strategy to that of SpaceX. However, the lead of the project Greg Wyler left Google late in 2014, reportedly taking the rights with him for the technology essential to the scheme, and start up his own business, WorldVu Satellites instead.