Facebook Confirms Its Athena Internet Satellite, Launch Reportedly Planned for Early 2019
Facebook has confirmed its athena internet satelite. Despite over 1billion Facebook active members, Facebook claims over billions are offline and not connected to Facebook.
Facebook said they want to provide internet connectivity to undeveloped countries and connect billions of people together.Facebook and Elon Musk's
SpaceX and Softbank -backed OneWeb are the main three who plans to launch internet satelite in 2019.
"While we have nothing to share about specific projects at this time, we believe satellite technology will be an important enabler of the next generation of broadband infrastructure, making it possible to bring broadband connectivity to rural regions where Internet connectivity is lacking or non-existent," quoted by Facebook spokeman.
Facebook will launch its own Athena satelite to extend steady internet connectivity to underserved areas and hope to connect unconnected billions of people together.