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SpaceX (and Tesla) CEO Elon Musk is making huge headway into renewable and battery tech — the only problem is that SA, his home country, isn’t necessarily included on the VIP list.But SA is less likely to be excluded from Starlink, his $10bn project which could be a game-changer for broadening internet access. Starlink wants to offer affordable internet to the entire world from the least likely place — space.This week SpaceX sent 60 satellites into space on board one of its Falcon 9 rockets. The Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida is also the base from which SpaceX launched two other rockets in January.The satellites were launched with the sole purpose of beaming the internet. More than 300 Starlink broadband satellites have already been sent into orbit using SpaceX rockets. They’re being tested in a lower orbit, after which the satellites will be raised to a 550km operational orbit. After that, the service will have the capability to beam internet towards the Earth, to a...

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