I found and read now this news, about the possible cubesat using for outernet file distributions, in the near future.
I dindot find too much technical details in this texts, maybe the core concept is to “boradcast” prepared and on-board saved outernet-contents from cubesat, flying on Low Earth Orbit. I have some paractice to follow such cubesats in radio amateur practices, it seems
- it accessible in every orbits more or less for some minutes some times in a day
- it need to calculate the availability on every places, want to receive something
- it need signiphicant antenna system with tracker machanics, and control, based on the predicted orbits.
Another aspect of such cubesats, the possible upload/control feature.
If somebody on a site has the sophisticated receiver station, with some additional transmitter they will able to upload commands, maybe some user requests, urls, wich can sarve, upload on another ground station site, and will available on the next orbits.
It would be good to discuss about this possibilities.