Elon Musk dismiss employees to accelerate the emergence of satellite internet
In 2015, Elon Musk announced that it intends to create a distribution system of the Internet with the help of twelve thousand compact satellites. To implement the project, he founded a company Starlink, which in March 2018 entered into an agreement with the Federal Communications Commission, which stated that half of the harvested devices must be running by 2024. It seems that Elon Musk is so afraid not to have time to date, that even ready to fire some employees and replace them with new ones.
Edition Reuters reported that in June, Elon Musk fired "at least seven" important managers Starlink. Among laid-off employees were the vice-president of SpaceX Satellites Rajiv Badia, designer Marc Krebs and experts who had previously worked at Microsoft. According to Reuters, they are accustomed to longer development schedules and are not ready for the regime Elon Musk.
At the moment, it is known that about 300 specialists working on the project Starlink. In January 2015, Elon Musk said that after three or four years the number of employees of the company will exceed 1,000 people. Dismissing ineffective employees, Elon Musk has found a replacement in the person of a more trusted men. It is known that the satellites for the distribution of the Internet will be put into orbit in height from 1110 to 1325 km, which is much lower than the height of the flight other similar devices. Speed Internet dispensed will reach 1 Gbit per second with a delay no more than 35 ms. For comparison, at a higher elevation satellites can not provide a delay less than 600 ms.
Starlink test satellites were launched February 22, 2018. Massive launch vehicles is planned for 2019. Initially, the satellite network is disabled - it will work only when inside there will be no less than 800 satellites.
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