Satellite of Love

This is a nice heartwarming story to warm your heart this chilly Sunday evening. It starts with a sad fact: the ongoing economic downturn has reached space. The world's most powerful telecommunications satellite, the Terrastar-1 (Gizmodo says it's as big as a bus!) is sitting in space unused because its owner has gone bankrupt.

The good news is, though, that some warm-hearted and enterprising folks have started a campaign to buy the satellite and put it to good use. Specifically, they want to move it to another point in orbit so it can help provide affordable internet access to poor countries.

Sounds crazy? It probably is, but they only need to raise $150,000 to get started, and they're up to $25,000 already. So, you never know. Why not head over to their site and think about giving a little something?

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