People who want to live in space now have their own data on a satellite orbiting Earth

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 06:27:50 AM. It's a whole new definition of cloud computing.
Share Tech & Science data Satellites On November 12, the Space Kingdom of Asgardia, which bills itself as a "virtual nation" launched its very first satellite, which is about as large as a loaf of bread and will orbit Earth for somewhere between six months and five years, then die a fiery death by re-entering the planet's atmosphere. Asgardia was founded last autumn in a Paris hotel room by Igor Ashurbeyli, a Russian scientist and entrepreneur, who wants to peacefully establish a space nation that he could consider more unified and egalitarian than anywhere on Earth. The country is named after the home of the gods of Norse mythology. More than 100,000 people have signed up and been accepted as citizens of the space kingdom, which required signing onto the constitution and binds them to a series of rights and obligations. One of those rights, it turns out, is to store files on the space kingdom's first satellite, called Asgardia-1. Keep up with this story and more by subscribing now Right now, Asgardia's footprint in space is just a glorified hard drive, which includes a copy of the country's constitution as well as the files selected by the country's citizens. Because of Asgardia's questionable terrestrial legal status, the group decided to vet the data citizens submitted, according to reporting by New Scientist. That may be in response to earlier concerns that the entire project was a giant loophole in copyright law. Deep inside this rocket is a glorified, quixotic...Read more
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