Terrestar and its high performance satellite Terrestar 1 has been sold for 1.375 Billion dollars to Dish Network. Â We endeavored to purchase the satellite through our crowd funded initiative â€œBuy This Satelliteâ€. Â Thanks to your support and the audaciousness of the idea A Human Right.org was able to attract global media attention to the connectivity issue.Â While we did not purchase our bird, the campaign was a tremendous success. Â This proved to be exceptionally relevant as connectivity has been a huge issue this year due to the many disasters and the civil unrest that hasÂ occurred.
The almost $67,000 in funds raised to purchase the satellite is being put to work on a second iteration of the initiative, which takes a slightly different approach to solving the same problem.
With new offices in San Francisco and Vancouver Canada and growing team of volunteers and ambassadors, weâ€™re expanding our operation and continuing to take on the connectivity challenge. Â Thanks to everyone for all of their help, feel free to drop us a line if you’d like to get involved.
Stay tuned for updates!