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January 28, 2011

‘CommStellation’: Swarm of net satellites planned

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By Jonathan Amos, BBC

The satellites would be launched into orbit at 14 to a rocket – 13 operational, one spare. A Canadian company has announced a plan to put 78 small satellites in orbit to carry the internet. Called the “CommStellation”, the system would be deployed from 2014-2015. It would require six rockets to take the platforms to an altitude of 1,000km. The network will act as backhaul, linking the traffic of local telecoms and internet service providers to the global fibre infrastructure. Microsat Systems Canada Inc (MSCI) has not revealed any details on financing.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12238771

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