Google is building a constellation of satellites moving along specified trajectories across the globe to provide Internet connectivity across the world.
Google Plans To Cover Our Earth With 1000 Satellites For The Internet
Well, we have seen Facebook wants to spread the internet, and already testing Express WiFi in India which claims that it will offer faster and quality internet via public WiFi hotspots in rural parts of the country.
Google also wants to join the race and has been working to spread the reach of the internet across the globe. Google was already providing free internet at railway stations in countries like India.
We all know that right now fiber is the fastest form of internet connection. However, it wasn’t possible to lay wires everywhere. So, Google is working on Project Loon. Google has filed a patent (US 20170005719) which was spotted by Patent Yogi.
The patent shows that Google is building a constellation of satellites moving along specified trajectories across the globe. The satellites will help to create the communications that are beyond the reach of current wired and wireless networks.
The patent says that the constellation will have two layers of satellites which will include both geostationary and non-geostationary satellites. Both the layer of satellites will have different altitude and inclination angle on earth’s equator.
Google’s satellite constellation will include around 1000 satellites, and the exchange of data will be done through various ground stations. The two layers of satellites are arranged in such an order to cover approximately 75% of the earth and will even help in maintaining the communications unbroken by working in unity and coordination, such that the upper satellite group overlaps the lower one.
Well, if this patent becomes a reality, then many organizations across the globe will be benefited. These satellites will help a lot to increase global internet connectivity, weather analysis, navigations, military operations, and researches, etc.
Google Inc. had filed the patent on September 30, 2014. But, on January 5, 2017, it was published by the United Stated Patent Office. So, what do you think about this? Share your views in the comment box below.