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Elon Musk touts Starlink satellites for U.S. military

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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk speaks at the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium. (USAF via DVIDS)

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk took a rare deep dive into the workings of his company’s Starlink broadband satellite operation in Redmond, Wash., today at the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium in Florida.

He also put in a pitch for robotic fighter jets … and for Starfleet Academy.

The discussion of Starlink satellite development came during a nearly hourlong fireside chat with Lt. Gen. John Thompson, commander of the Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center in Los Angeles.

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By Alan Boyle

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