Could WiFi Launched In Outer Space Provide Global Internet Access?
Miniature satellites utilize UDP-based multicasting over WIFI to relay data in a more secure and direct way.
An unrestricted, globally accessible cyberspace that's available to everyone on Earth for free may seem too good to be true, but believe it or not, it is actually what the Outernet project is keen to accomplish. By building an intricate network of miniature satellites in Low Earth Orbit, Outernet leverages datacasting technology to deliver secure and universally-accessible information to people in both developed and developing nations.
Powered by UDP-based multicasting over WiFi, the entire constellation is able to meet the global usage demand by communicating directly with consumer handsets and tables. Ground stations process and transmit data to each satellite, which loops content in a continuous cycle until new ones are received.