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The space internet race is dawning. Here’s what to expect

The number of operational satellites in orbit could increase ten-fold in the next 10 years. Image: REUTERS/NASA/Tim Peake/Handout

Peter Lyons

Senior Adviser, Emerging Technologies, Lapa Capital

Riad Hartani

Co-Founder, Xona Partners

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Trackable man-made objects in orbit Image: CSpOC and UCS Database, March 2019
Submarine fibre-optic cable map, 2019
London to New York internet route over a satellite-to-satellite laser-optic network Image: Mark Handley/University College London
London to Singapore internet route over a satellite-to-satellite laser-optic network Image: Mark Handley/University College London
Orbital debris (red) created by March 2019 Indian ASAT satellite intercept (red), with the orbit of the International Space Station (white) as a comparison.
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