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Google to dominate space: 180 satellites to provide internet access for the ENTIRE planet
www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 08:37 EST, 2 June 2014 | By Ellie Zolfagharifard

Posted on 06/02/2014 9:21:54 AM PDT by Red Badger

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Now Google is going to dominate space: Search giant to launch 180 satellites to provide internet access for the ENTIRE planet, sources claim

The world wide web may seem like a global community, but two-thirds of the planet still remain without access.

Now, Google is planning to change this by launching a fleet of 180 satellites to provide web access for the 4.8 billion people not yet online, according to sources close to the company.

The California-based giant will spend more than $1 billion (£600 million) on the technology, which will rival Facebook’s efforts to connect remote regions of the world.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Technical; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; donoevil; drevil; google; internet; satellites
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Two-thirds of the world still remain without internet access. Google is now planning to change this by launching a fleet of 180 satellites to provide web access for the 4.8 billion people not yet online

That's right over my house. I can see it from here................

1 posted on 06/02/2014 9:21:54 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

When Bill Gates wanted to do this, NASA complained:

“at this orbit, with that concentration of equipment one failed screw would loosen from one satellite. That screw would hit another satellite like a bullet, causing a chain reaction that would encase the entire planet in a debris field. That would greatly diminish, or even end, all future space exploration for mankind”

But I see that’s no longer a concern.


2 posted on 06/02/2014 9:23:29 AM PDT by Celerity
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To: Red Badger

So when aliens from outer space want to know what this world is like, all they have to do is Google.


3 posted on 06/02/2014 9:23:46 AM PDT by Vinylly (?%)
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To: Red Badger

SkyNet.


4 posted on 06/02/2014 9:25:22 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: Red Badger

Google wouldn’t do this out of kindness. They want total control.

There was Mike Nesmith song about that IIRC.


5 posted on 06/02/2014 9:26:42 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Register COMMIES not GUNS!)
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To: Vinylly
So when aliens from outer space want to know what this world is like, all they have to do is Google.

...and they'll say, "Nuke it from orbit, it's the only way to be sure."..................

6 posted on 06/02/2014 9:27:32 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Red Badger
"a fleet of 180 satellites to provide web access"

That still provides a pretty narrow bandwidth compared to what is carried by the fiber cable bundle going down my street.

7 posted on 06/02/2014 9:28:00 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites

You gets what you pays for..................


8 posted on 06/02/2014 9:29:03 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: ShadowAce

ping


9 posted on 06/02/2014 9:30:36 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Red Badger

And controlled by two progressive Christian haters....sounds so wonderful

If they are not taken down by competition one day I can see it being done by other means


10 posted on 06/02/2014 9:31:09 AM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take back our way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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To: prisoner6

Monkees – Circle Sky

Circle sky
Telling lies
Here I stand
At demand

And it looks like we’ve made it once again
Yes, it looks like we’ve made it once again

Color sound
All around
Wing tip smile
Sees for miles

And it looks like we’ve made it once again
Yes, it looks like we’ve made it once again

It’s a very extraordinary scene
To those who don’t understand
But what you have seen you must believe
If you can
If you can

Hamilton
Smiling down
Telling more
Than before

And it looks like we’ve made it once again
Yes, it looks like we’ve made it to the end


11 posted on 06/02/2014 9:33:02 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Celerity

NASA is now more concerned with muslim outreach. This falls directly under that meme..............


12 posted on 06/02/2014 9:35:07 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: wardaddy

Every eye can see......................


13 posted on 06/02/2014 9:35:45 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Red Badger; rdb3; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; JosephW; Only1choice____Freedom; amigatec; Still Thinking; ..

14 posted on 06/02/2014 9:36:16 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: wardaddy

SkyNet.


15 posted on 06/02/2014 9:37:06 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Celerity

“But I see that’s no longer a concern.”

because their motto is “do no evil.”


16 posted on 06/02/2014 9:40:21 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: Red Badger
I hope they've looked into the practicality of the Device on the ground.
Communicating with a satellite takes a fair amount of Battery power.
This has got to be purchased and charged ,by somebody with very few financial resources, living in the middle of nowhere...
17 posted on 06/02/2014 9:42:55 AM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. UKiP or Tea Party on.)
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To: wardaddy
You support them every day. Why, you did by even posting on this page...

Just check the source, like so many sites, FR uses Google Analytics which Google uses to analyze behaviors. IMO, there is little risk, but it might bother you.
18 posted on 06/02/2014 9:43:40 AM PDT by TexasGunLover ("Either you're with us or you're with the terrorists."-- President George W. Bush)
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To: billorites
Still can't beat the bandwidth of a 747 loaded with DVDs. Latency though....

/johnny

19 posted on 06/02/2014 9:44:15 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: moose07

OOPS!
I guess they didn’t quite think this thru................
Sending data UP uses a whole lot more energy than getting it down!...........


20 posted on 06/02/2014 9:51:20 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Red Badger

And who pays for it?


21 posted on 06/02/2014 9:52:38 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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What Is There To Say To Those Who CAN Donate But Won't?
Nothing.
There Is No Graphic Or Plea That Will Make Those Posters Take Up The Slack.
So 5% Supports The Rest.
How Conservative Is A Free Ride?



22 posted on 06/02/2014 9:54:31 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: TexasGunLover

I know this.

It sucks.

Its like running my truck on muzzie oil

We’re all whores....but at least we know it

We can still fight them when the opportunity arises

They are a helluva lot worse than the Bell System ever was.....


23 posted on 06/02/2014 9:55:22 AM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take back our way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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To: Red Badger
Here's part of the one I was thinking about.

Total Control

I want total control of the airports
Total control of the sea
And total control of the freeway
Total control of police

I want total control of the subway
Total control of my life
Total control of all variables
Total control of your wife

Total control
Total control
Total control of machines
Total control
Total control
I'm sure that's what happiness means

So I know that I'll need lots of money
To get where I'm trying to be
I've read all about it in magazines
I've heard all about it on radio
I've seen all about it on tv shows
I've got to grab all the gusto
And I know that means total control

So I want total control of the oceans
Total control of the moon
And total control of the children
Total control of my room
I want total control of emotions
And total control of the wind
Total control of beginnings
Total control of the end

More HERE

Too bad Nes is such a leftie...sigh.

24 posted on 06/02/2014 9:55:57 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Register COMMIES not GUNS!)
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To: Red Badger

That laser beam is directed at Bay county Florida..

I know that to be a fact.


25 posted on 06/02/2014 9:56:26 AM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take back our way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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To: Red Badger
Satellite internet is ok as long as your are not planning to do anything where latency is an issue, however with a minimum 1000ms delay, things such as online gaming our impossible.
26 posted on 06/02/2014 9:58:32 AM PDT by apillar
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To: apillar

our = are


27 posted on 06/02/2014 9:59:01 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Red Badger

Is there still that annoying latency aspect to satellite Internet?


28 posted on 06/02/2014 10:02:32 AM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: wardaddy

I’m in Ft. Walton Beach.
Just a stone’s throw down the beach....................;^)


29 posted on 06/02/2014 10:02:53 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: All



30 posted on 06/02/2014 10:03:19 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: VideoDoctor

Yes...........


31 posted on 06/02/2014 10:04:18 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: I want the USA back

Ultimately?
The consumer as always...............


32 posted on 06/02/2014 10:05:16 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Vinylly; grobdriver; billorites

33 posted on 06/02/2014 10:07:59 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Vinylly; grobdriver; billorites

34 posted on 06/02/2014 10:09:52 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Red Badger

35 posted on 06/02/2014 10:11:53 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Celerity

They might still be concerned, but NASA’s lack of launch vehicles means their opinion no longer matters.


36 posted on 06/02/2014 10:13:57 AM PDT by discostu (Seriously, do we no longer do "phrasing"?!)
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To: Red Badger

DON’T EVEN think about pooting in your bathtub water.

Google will know.


37 posted on 06/02/2014 10:28:22 AM PDT by moovova
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To: Red Badger
4.8 billion people not yet online
Online? The VAST majority live in squaller, and don't even know where their next meal is coming from.
38 posted on 06/02/2014 10:28:49 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven
Online? The VAST majority live in squaller, and don't even know where their next meal is coming from.

But at least they could tweet about how hungry they were.

39 posted on 06/02/2014 10:32:51 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: VideoDoctor
Is there still that annoying latency aspect to satellite Internet?
Yes, about 3 seconds round trip. The majority of it is processing the error correction; the lightspeed delay is about a third of a second. Monthly bandwidth limit is 15GB up and down, so no torrents. It sucks much less than dialup.

Fight the Free Sh☭t Nation
I, for one, welcome our new Cybernetic Overlords /.

40 posted on 06/02/2014 10:36:19 AM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (<= Mash name for HTML Xampp PHP C JavaScript primer. Programming for everyone.)
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To: Celerity

Larry Ellision is CIA.

Larry Ellison hates Microsoft.

QED


41 posted on 06/02/2014 10:39:53 AM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: Mycroft Holmes

If there are 180 of them, they are not in geosynchronous orbit at 25000 miles. They are much lower, probably around 100-150 miles up, as Iridium was. There will be very low latency and high throughput. The routing of data and interaction between the birds will be the hurdle to overcome, much of it has been with Iridium. I wonder if, like Iridium, before sunrise or after sunset, you’ll be able to see a flash from the solar panels as it moves across the sky almost every day.


42 posted on 06/02/2014 10:55:47 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: mikey_hates_everything
As Iridium is, I should say. The system is still in service.
43 posted on 06/02/2014 10:57:22 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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Looks like there are about 70 Iridium and 40 globalstar satellites - probably in the same neighborhood. 180 is a lot of satellites.


44 posted on 06/02/2014 11:41:15 AM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: Red Badger
Expect to see this when Google gets the earth covered and President Chealsea Hubble-Clinton gets her wish of net censorship

The link you are accessing (http://www.freerepublic.com) has been blocked by the Google Space Satellite Web Filter because it contains content belonging to the category of: Political Extremism.

If you have a business need to access this site, please click on this link to email the IT Department --> Exception request at moveforward@whitehouse.gov

45 posted on 06/02/2014 11:54:05 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!! (Keeper of the Sick Individuals pinglist))
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To: ShadowAce

Sure....


46 posted on 06/02/2014 12:10:03 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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47 posted on 06/02/2014 12:10:45 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Red Badger

and exactly how much will those people be paying for that web access?


48 posted on 06/02/2014 12:13:59 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: prisoner6

Google is evil

That is why I have switched everything but one of my email addresses. Pale Moon which uses Duck Duck Go as a search engine.


49 posted on 06/02/2014 12:15:22 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

Arm, leg, privacy..................


50 posted on 06/02/2014 12:16:20 PM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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