[FoRK] Lantern: One Device, Free Data From Space Forever

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Thu Nov 13 05:39:38 PST 2014


On Thu, Nov 13, 2014 at 04:27:50AM -0800, Gregory Alan Bolcer wrote:
> They are going to bomb/pollute the world with 2 MB/day broadcast on
> a new frequency that can be received without a dish? They are going

They're currently renting a frequency slot on two existing sat transponders.
Plan 5-6 by end of the year, which would make them global.

If you have a >60 cm sat dish with Ku-band capable LNB
you can roll you own with Raspberry Pi and DVB receiver
http://outernet-project.github.io/orx-install/

https://github.com/Outernet-Project/orx-install/blob/master/raspbian/README.mkd

> to launch a satellite (or rent space from one) for $200k?
> 
> Either they're not being truthful about the satellite part and using
> some sort of UWB, or they are renting space from some other existing
> satellite in which point they can't guarantee it'll always be free.

They have a weird sponsored content thing going. 


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