Sunday, July 13, 2014

"Outernet": internet from outer space

Outernet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

inforgraphics Outernet @ Pinterest

Outernet | Information for the World from Outer Space
"Unrestricted, globally accessible, broadcast data.
Quality content from all over the Internet.
Available to all of humanity.
For free."

150 satellites deliver various content to WiFi-enabled devices on Earth's surface
"Outernet will utilize a constellation of low-cost, miniature satellites (CubeSat) and existing infrastructure in geostationary orbit. In both cases, satellites receive content from the web through a network of ground stations which uplink content that the community has collectively requested. The data packets are broadcast in loops so that poor signal quality does not prevent continuous updating of content."

A CubeSat is a type of miniaturized satellite for space research that usually has a volume of exactly one liter (10 cm cube), has a mass of no more than 1.33 kilograms,[1] and typically uses commercial off-the-shelf components for its electronics.

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