Hackers are working on an independent satellite system

The project hackerspace Global Grid (HGG) is pursuing the utopian goal of enabling its own satellite system simple and inexpensive ground stations to the Internet communication, which is of no country in the world. Activist Nick Farr called in August to cooperate in the project, which he threatened with censorship such as that prepared by the U.S. law, “Stop Online Piracy Act” (SOPA) explained: “The first goal is an Internet in space. Let us take the Internet out of the control of terrestrial bodies.”


Farr and colleagues announced their plans more aggressively on the 28th Chaos Communication Congress 28C3. Not to be overlooked but is a distinct irony in their presentation (PDF), which give them realize that they are well aware of the practical obstacles. The project works with the research platform Constellation together that uses Internet-connected computers to accelerate research for aeronautics and astronautics.