posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 11:00 PM
Very cool idea, but also not easy to accomplish.
Multiple satellites would be needed triangulate around the earth, and not just small satellites, but multimillion dollar satellites capable of
handling the loads as well. Then, a A) place (launch friendly country) from which to launch, rockets to carry them and fuel. More than one rocket.
Then, someway to put them into proper orbit so they'd function.
Granted, this could be done on a small scale for a select few, but to open the traffic to a large number of people is a different story. Then, we also
have the server issue, and the means for the average person (without their own provider and hub) to connect to the network and access the net.
Something like that, which most people do not have.
A LOT of money would need to be involved, and a large number of very wealthy individuals would have to invest in it for to effectively function. But
it would be awesome if it happened.
ETA from the article:
"Low-Earth-orbit satellites, such as have been launched by amateurs so far, do not stay in a single place but rather orbit,
typically every 90 minutes," Woodward said. "That's not to say they can't be used for communications, but obviously only for the relatively brief
periods that they are in your view."
"It's difficult to see how such satellites could be used as a viable communications grid other than in bursts," he added.
Case in point.
Not to mention trigger happy countries with a military shooting down or disabling "rogue" satellites from a "rogue" group of people not recognized as
a nation or having a military. Sitting duck with no capability of response and a crap ton of $$ blown up.
edit on 30-12-2011 by Liquesence
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