Hackers plan space satellites to combat censorship

January 2, 2012 | Source: BBC News

Computer hackers plan to take the Internet beyond the reach of censors by putting their own communication satellites into orbit and creating the Hackerspace Global Grid, including ground stations to track and communicate with the satellites.

The Grid would also provide a fallback infrastructure to stay connected in case of natural and economic disaster.

Longer term, they hope to help put an amateur astronaut on the Moon.

See also: Hackerspace Global Grid