[pp.int.general] File Sharing in Space
Gregory.Engels at piratenpartei-hessen.de
Tue Oct 19 11:24:18 CEST 2010
On 18.10.2010, at 23:12, Stefan Sakowitz wrote:
> In the US the first project for sending
> private satellites into orbit is on the way, while
> enormously expensive.
I think, your information might be somewhat old
and obsolete: The first private satellite was launched
into space in 1962 (on board of a state rocket),
and most TV and communication satellites are private.
The first private space vehicle was launched 1979
(Ariane 1). Whats new and on the way is - the launch
of the first private orbital station is being prepared
for 2014 (google for Bigelow Space Station)
By the way, i know there is a german pirate who
did some brainstorming regarding this and has written
something down in english:
> But, as we all know, these
> technologies will get cheaper, but may never be financed
> by anti- (not just non-) profit organizations like PPI.
> According to this, a clever pirate-radio is
> a well funded idea.
Regarding expensive - private radio amateurs has managed
to launch a double digit number of satellites into orbit,
and have managed to achieve the inclusions of amateur
radio antennas on over 70 other satellites.
(look at this impressive list: http://www.amsat-dl.org//index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=46&Itemid=102
(in german) )
But if you are talking about radio, a feasible solution
might be also an earth-based antenna at high altitude
(say Peruvian andes) - this, and a frequency to use,
but this you would need to get anyway.
Pirate Party of Germany
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