Remember satellite internet provider Iridium's mid-'90s debacle? We're not sure Richard Branson does, as he and mobile chip giant Qualcomm are determined to help launch another internet satellite venture. In his usual low-key style, Sir Branson declared that the two companies will create "the world's largest ever satellite constellation" as the main backers of a startup called OneWeb. The idea is to launch 648 tiny satellites into low-earth orbit using Virgin Galactic's Launcher One program to bring telephone and internet to "billions of people" in underserved areas. Launcher One is a commercial satellite offshoot to Virgin Galactic's space tourism venture.