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

Gregory Alan Bolcer greg at bolcer.org
Thu Nov 13 05:51:19 PST 2014


After I sent this, I looked up Outernet.  Your explanation makes more 
sense than anything on wiki.  You should update the page. :-)

Greg

On 11/13/2014 5:39 AM, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> 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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