SpaceX has big plans for bringing the internet to locations around the world, and it all starts in space.
The Elon Musk-founded company just filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission that lays out its vision for using thousands of satellites in orbit to beam internet down to the world.
“The system is designed to provide a wide range of broadband and communications services for residential, commercial, institutional, governmental and professional users worldwide,” SpaceX wrote in a supplement to the filing.
In total, the constellation would be composed of 4,425 satellites in varying orbits and would cost about $10 billion, according to estimates made by Musk in 2015.
The constellation would begin with 800 satellites initially, the filing states, though it is unclear when they will launch.
“Once fully deployed, the SpaceX System will pass over virtually all parts of the Earth’s surface and therefore, in principle, have the ability to provide ubiquitous global service,” SpaceX said in the filing.
This isn’t the first time SpaceX has made its internet plan clear.