Elon Musk's SpaceX Explosion Yesterday Affected Facebook Internet Connectivity Plan For Sub-Saharan Africa


According to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talking about the internet connectivity in Sub-Saharan Africa in his visit to Nigeria:
The satellite will beam down connectivity, We built these solar-powered drones that are basically like a cell phone tower in the sky. They can go over really remote rural locations and beam down connectivity to make sure networks spread and reach everyone.
Surprisingly yesterday while i was watching TV news, the broadcaster made mention of a SpaceX rocket that exploded that yesterday morning and the rocket was owned by Elon Musk which was used by facebook for routine pre-launch check, it had on board Facebook/Spacecom’s AMOS-6 communications satellite, which experts estimated cost $95 million.


This Facebook/Spacecom’s AMOS-6 communications satellite was suppose to provide at least 14 countries on the African continent with cheap and free internet connectivity.

Reacting to this explosion Mar Zuckerberg on his facebook page said:
As I'm here in Africa, I'm deeply disappointed to hear that SpaceX's launch failure destroyed our satellite that would have provided connectivity to so many entrepreneurs and everyone else across the continent. 
Fortunately, we have developed other technologies like Aquila that will connect people as well. We remain committed to our mission of connecting everyone, and we will keep working until everyone has the opportunities this satellite would have provided.
This is quite a set back for the launch of internet connectivity in sub-saharan affrica promised by facebook, which means we will need to wait a little bit much longer.
Elon Musk's SpaceX Explosion Yesterday Affected Facebook Internet Connectivity Plan For Sub-Saharan Africa Elon Musk's SpaceX Explosion Yesterday Affected Facebook Internet Connectivity Plan For Sub-Saharan Africa Reviewed by Chukwumah Rapheal on September 02, 2016 Rating: 5

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