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batye
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batye,
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2/3/2015 | 11:31:59 AM
Re: Project Loon
@SachinEE it all depends on the price of technology... as prices goes down... technology pop up everywhere... how I see it...
batye
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1/2/2015 | 9:02:26 PM
Re: Satellites
interesting point, remind me of 1960 Cold War...
Gary_EL
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1/2/2015 | 2:59:58 PM
Re: Satellites
A drone isn't a satellite. If it's over the US, it's in our airspace. If it's not supposed to be there, we can simply shoot it down. No approval from the UN required, asked for, or even wanted.
batye
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1/2/2015 | 2:34:18 PM
Re: Satellites
interesting questions as I would think we gonna started ask, who gonna own - what or who is controlling it ??? 
Gary_EL
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12/31/2014 | 2:50:38 PM
Re: Satellites
Oh, I think we can get started without the approval of every little country in the world. If a drone takes off and operates in one country, who cares what the "International Community" thinks?
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12/31/2014 | 10:42:08 AM
Re: Project Loon
"high speed networks at remote locations would mean higher costs for the network provider. If the network provider does not have the confidence of numerous companies willing to make their offices at remote locations, then they won't be providing high speed networks."

@SachinEE: This argument makes sense when you're going for the conventional broadband infrastructure with a wired setup. When it comes to providing connectivity through drones or satellites the cost goes down because a larger area can be covered without an incremental cost. I think this technology should actually promote internet connectivity in far flung areas.
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12/31/2014 | 10:36:36 AM
Re: Satellites
"It seems that one of the problems is that are very few regulations of any sort governing the operation and use of Drones."

@Gary_EL: I think there's a technical issue with that because once the drones are in the air then they do not fall under any geographic restrictions of any country. We need something like an international body that control the usage. Something similiar to the international aviation authority.
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12/31/2014 | 7:14:32 AM
Re: Riddled with errors
Does the satellite have to be geostationary? Couldn't they be geosynchronous satellites with enough overlap to do hand offs as the satellites passed through a specific zone?
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12/30/2014 | 1:08:02 PM
Re: Riddled with errors
Thanks kstaron.

I guess the same logic would apply to South pole as well. But what about places very close to the two poles like Iceland, Toleku, NewZealand and the like?
kstaron
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12/29/2014 | 12:42:04 PM
Re: Riddled with errors
The reason you can't have Geostationary orbit at the North Pole: You get geostationary orbit by matching the rotational speed of that point of Earth with the satellite. The North Pole is effectively standing still so a satellite would have to have a speed of 0. A satellite has to have some momentum to stay in orbit so it would fall out of orbit with a speed of zero. (Not a physicist, but I think this logic is sound.) So no spying on Santa.
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