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Elon Musk's SpaceX mission to locate more than 7,000 satellites has been approved by FCC.

Earlier FCC has approved limited number of satellites, but Elon Musk wants to add more satellites so the company has applied for FCC approval for 7,518 satellites and on Thursday it has been approved. The main aim of this mission is to provide broadband communications to people. Elon Musk says the company will start the launch of these satellites from 2019 starting.

Space companies ride innovations which include small and cheap satellites - some are only 4 inches long and weighing only 3 pounds - are planning a fleet which will fly faster, and offer communication effectively with less price.

Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission said that, At present, there are more than 2,000 operating satellites, and the planned extra space traffic demands more attention.

Pai said, "Even one centimeter-wide object can destroy and damage satellites." He gave an example incident happened in the movie "Gravity" in which a small debris destroys the space shuttle completely.

On a 4-0 vote advanced rules, the agency has made the minimum risk of collision to demonstrate the planned spacecraft, and for example, after releasing the satellite, from the upper living devices it will be safe from the debris. 

In 2012, about 500,000 small pieces of debris were estimated in orbit, it is five times the total in 2004, the FCC said in a notice.

According to the Association of Federal Scientific Policy Group, the total sum of all the satellites orbiting the Earth from all the countries in August was 1,886.

Henry Hertzfeld, Director of the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University, said in an interview, "Some classes are coming in the crowd. It is a problem that is being increased in low Earth orbit by the spread of small satellites".

FCC joins the satellites as part of the role of controlling the airwaves that spacecraft used for communication. For more updates on SpaceX, Stay tuned with us.

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