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The article headline is poorly worded. The article is about the possibility of SpaceX launching hundreds of small communications satellite into orbit all built by one private company.
Here is another article that is a little more clear. It seems that Elon is considering investing in this guys satellite company.
I was thinking about how useful these satellites can be for all Tesla EV's, besides a higher quality internet connection.
In what ways could these satellites be useful for the navigation and autopilot functionality of all the Tesla EV's?
Could these satellites (because there will be so many of them) be useful to pinpoint the exact location of all the Tesla EV's? Maybe even up to the millimeter level?
Because that could be really useful.
Currently there is GPS (24 satellites). But GPS has a certain margin of error, so there certainly is room for improvement. I think that you could do that with a system that has 700 satellites.
I am interested in other people's thoughts and opinions as well.
Thanks, I did a search and found that one as well Creating the worlds largest ever satellite constellation - Virgin.com
There is no mention of SpaceX.
No, that's a competing one to the SpaceX effort I think. The launcher appears to be a Pegasus rocked to be launched by WhiteNightTwo.
Edit: further digging says that Virgin Galactic is developing "LauncherOne", which will be used to launch the satellites. It still isn't SpaceX.