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Watch Elon Musk's SpaceX and T-Mobile chief make 'special' announcement tonight (Aug. 25)

Elon Musk will make a special announcement on Thursday evening (Aug. 25), and you can watch the proceedings live.

The billionaire entrepreneur will speak Thursday alongside T-Mobile CEO and President Mike Sievert, during a SpaceX event that begins at 8 p.m. EDT (0000 GMT on Aug. 26). Together, the duo "will announce plans to increase connectivity," SpaceX said via Twitter on Wednesday (opens in new tab)

You can watch it live here at Space.com, courtesy of SpaceX, or directly via the company (opens in new tab).

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SpaceX has not released further details about the announcement. However, given the "connectivity" bit, it makes sense to speculate that T-Mobile may have struck a deal to use the services of Starlink, SpaceX's huge constellation of internet-beaming satellites.

We'll have to wait until Thursday night to get more information. And Elon Musk certainly thinks you should tune in. "This is something special," he said via Twitter (opens in new tab) on Wednesday.

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Mike Wall
Senior Space Writer

Michael Wall is a Senior Space Writer with Space.com (opens in new tab) and joined the team in 2010. He primarily covers exoplanets, spaceflight and military space, but has been known to dabble in the space art beat. His book about the search for alien life, "Out There," was published on Nov. 13, 2018. Before becoming a science writer, Michael worked as a herpetologist and wildlife biologist. He has a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology from the University of Sydney, Australia, a bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona, and a graduate certificate in science writing from the University of California, Santa Cruz. To find out what his latest project is, you can follow Michael on Twitter.