Brasília (The Times Groupe)- Elon Musk announced on Friday that SpaceX will provide internet service for 19,000 rural schools in Brazil and monitor environmental conditions in the Amazon.
“Excited to be in Brazil for the Starlink launch for 19,000 unconnected schools in rural areas and to monitor the Amazon!” Musk tweeted on Friday.
SpaceX operates Starlink, a satellite constellation that provides internet access in 32 countries with more than 2,400 mass-produced small satellites in low Earth orbit.
According to Teslarati, a California-based multi-platform media company that publishes news on Tesla, SpaceX, and ventures affiliated with Musk, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is also expected to meet Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.
In November, Teslarati reported that the Brazilian government was considering providing satellite internet service to indigenous communities, schools, and health centers in the Amazon.