Hackerspace Global Grid

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The Hackerspace Global Grid is aiming at building and establishing a distributed sensor and communication network.[1] It was started in 2011 by Armin Bauer (shackspace), Andreas Horning (Constellation Platform), and Gregor Jehle (shackspace) after a call for participation in the Hackers in Space programme at the Chaos Communication Camp, 2011 to create a global community-driven communication network.[2]

The long-term technical goal is to establish a system for tracking and communicating with amateur satellites in near Earth orbit, but the system is kept open for a variety of sensors, i.e. earthquake detection, radiation or weather data. Currently, the project is in a state where it is possible to receive data from commercial aeroplanes via ADS-B.[3]

A stated but misinterpreted[4] aim of the project is to produce a communication system, 'free from Internet censorship'.[2][5]

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  1. ^ Meyer, David. "Hackers plan space satellites to combat censorship", BBC News, 30 December 2011. Retrieved on 3 January 2012.
  2. ^ a b Albanesius, Chloe. "Proposed Hacker Satellite System Would Fight Web Censorship", PC Mag, 1 January 2012. Retrieved on 3 January 2012.
  3. ^ Hackerspace Global Grid "shackspace wiki: Hackerspace Global Grid" Archived 2012-01-04 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved on 3 January 2012.
  4. ^ HGG:faqs What's that thing about "uncensorable internet" Archived 2012-01-08 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Hackers Said to be Planning to Launch Own Satellites to Combat Censorship". PC World. 31 December 2011.

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