Companies racing to launch satellites to provide super fast internet. About 150 satellites weighing 120 kg each would be orbiting the earth taking turns in beaming internet down from the sky. Thus forming a network in space. With the first satellite scheduled for launch in 2018, Astrome is currently in talks with different segments of the markets to provide its internet service. However, “launching the satellite and testing it will be our top priority,” said Prasad HL Bhat, CTO, Astrome Technologies. “Once the network is operational, all .. Asked about the feasibility of satellite internet, Dr. KT Alex, former Director of ISRO Satellite Centre Bangalore said, “The concept of providing internet from space is viable, however manufacturing satellites costs a lot of money. Once you have the money for investment it is possible”. The Indian firm is currently backed by IISC and other private investors, “We raise funds in stages as per our need,” Satak said, adding that they receive business mentoring from Cisco and Analog dev ..