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SpaceX plans launch of 12,000 satellites into Earth's orbit

Clip: 06/08/2019 | 7m 9s | Video has closed captioning.

Elon Musk's company, SpaceX, recently launched 60 internet satellites into Earth's orbit, with a plan to release 12,000 more satellites in the coming years. The venture, called Starlink, promises to increase internet access around the globe. But scientists are worried about what kind of orbital debris may be left behind. Loren Grush, a reporter with The Verge, joins Megan Thompson to discuss.

Aired: 06/08/19

Rating: NR

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