I am fascinated by this project and am looking forward to testing reception.
I can see this project having a benefit in rural outback communities in Australia and in pacific islands that do not have the luxury if the Internet.
Once there is a satellite that coverage Sydney, Australia, I can test it. I have the satellite dish and LNB and can re point it as necessary. I will get a Raspberry Pi and a DVB-S receiver.
Given that the south pacific is HUGE, the signal may be week, I will start looking for a bigger dish.