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Elon Musk to set up a base on Mars by 2022
Elon Musk wants to establish a city on Mars by 2050. (Image Credit: SpaceX)

Elon Musk’s SpaceX will make its own set of rules on Mars, a report has said.

As per a report in Independent, SpaceX will not recognize international law on Mars, according to the Terms of Service of its Starlink internet project.

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The space company will instead adhere to a set of “self-governing principles” that will be defined at the time of Martian settlement, the report added. SpaceX made the announcement by mentioning it in the terms and conditions of their new Starlink satellite broadband service.

Independent report added that this future colony created by SpaceX would likely use constellations of Starlink satellites orbiting the planet to provide internet connection.

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SpaceX has launched to orbit more than 800 satellites of the several thousand needed to offer broadband internet globally, a $10 billion investment it estimates could generate $30 billion annually to help fund Musk’s interplanetary rocket program dubbed Starship.

Users of Starlink app, launched following a successful beta test of the network’s capabilities in parts of the US and Canada, noted that the terms of service within the app state that it provided to Earth or Moon will be governed in accordance with the laws of the State of California.

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Beyond our planet and its satellite, however, the laws and regulations by which it will abide are less clear, the report added.

The Declaration of the Rights and Responsibilities of Humanity in the Universe states that space should be “considered free, by all, for all and to all.”

An earlier report said Elon Musk believed that human beings “need to establish a permanent and self-sustaining presence on Mars to ensure “the continuance of consciousness as we know it” – just in case, some nuclear war or asteroid strike leave Earth uninhabitable.

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