Topic: Outernet: Data broadcasting from low Earth orbit
Posts: 3143 From: Sierra Vista, Arizona Registered: Nov 1999
posted 02-17-2014 03:36 PM
Coming soon to skies near you; test plan includes a node onboard ISS: Outernet
By leveraging datacasting technology over a low-cost satellite constellation, Outernet is able to bypass censorship, ensure privacy, and offer a universally-accessible information service at no cost to global citizens. It's the modern version of shortwave radio, or BitTorrent from space.