above the cloud storage

Who wants to go into business with me?

I’ve got a super-cool storage company idea.

Load up a metric buttload of cubesats with radiation-hardened SSD storage, solar power, and [relatively] simple communicaton stacks (secured by SSH or SSL, of course), and launch them into orbit.

You think cloud storage is cool? What aboutĀ above-the-cloud storage?


  • avoid national jurisdictional rules, since the data will never be housed “in” a specific country
  • very hard to attack physically
  • great reason to use IPv6 addressing


  • expensive to get the initial devices into orbit
  • software maintenance on the system could be annoying
  • need to continually plop more cubesats into orbit to handle both expanded data needsĀ and loss of existing devices due to orbital degradation

Who’s with me?