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Spire Readies Satellite Swarm
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User Rank: Apprentice
2/8/2015 | 11:26:27 PM
Too Scary to Contemplate
Spire seems like a good idea, but very big fears of data spying and hacking could ruin its future. What a horrible monster Spire could become. I hope this company goes bankrupt before they start spying on me and my kids!

Spire, shame on you.
User Rank: Ninja
1/31/2015 | 2:05:38 PM
This has to be one of the coolest things I have ever heard of. A swarm of thousands of little tiny satellites?

I would just about *kill* for an article that goes in to the technical details of these little things! My head is already spinning, thinking about how this is possible, how they get them in orbit and position them to begin with, what kind of micro size propulsion they must have to be able to steer around, what kind of radios they have and whether they communicate with each other in a peer to peer style to get updates and such or use a central source. Do they know where the other ones are, so they can make micro adjustments to their position? What kind of processors do they use? What do they look like on the inside?

Update the hardware? How is someone doing that?

Come in guys, you are killing me here! What a tease!!! More info please, much more!
User Rank: Ninja
1/29/2015 | 9:30:08 PM
At the time ..
> "Due to a number of issues, the replacement satellites will not be
> operational for a few months to up to five years. This represents
> a huge risk for losing access to crucial weather data."

I cant believe its US and its 2015. At the time when we have tourism space trips by Virgin and space jumps by RedBull, we dont have satellites to predict weather. What will future generations think of us?

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