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About Apollo-NG

Apollo-NG is a mobile, self-sustainable, independent and highly-experimental Hackerspace using and developing next-generation open-source technology, visiting places without a resident, local Hackerspace and offering other Hackers the opportunity, to work together on exciting projects and to share resources, knowledge, experience, fun and food combined with an always ready-to-deploy infrastructure. Remember back, when there was no internet and libraries were a common source of information? Most communities operated a so called library bus which would go to areas without a library so that these people also could lend and return books. This is basically the same concept.

To boldly go where no Hackerspace has gone before

When hackers come together to meet and do something they mostly need some sort of infrastructure (power/network access) and tools to do so. What many hackers are great at and often even do (once we've had the experience that we can do it) is to hack something up in ghetto-fashion in order to have the least amount of infrastructure we require.

Unfortunately this isn't yet true for the needs of mobile research & development and fabrication facilities. In order to really do more than just software we need a good basic set of tools and fabrication systems bootstrapped to a level which allows independent operation and further open-source development.

Combining the mobility of the Odyssey with independent power, tools and space of the Aquarius offers all that in a nice package:

  • High mobility
  • Quick deployment anywhere
  • Independent power
  • Network access
  • Network services
  • Electro/Mechanic/Optical tools/workshop/fabrication

What ever else may be needed at a particular location can be fabricated/maintained with the available tools and local resources.

Flight Plan

There is no Flight Plan. Once Apollo-NG is launched onto the road, it will be operating 24x7x365 all over the road-connected world until the pilot dies or chooses to do something else. Deployment locations will be selected depending on season and local conditions (mainly: predicted solar output). Each deployment will be given a considerable time frame in order to give locals a better chance to connect and also to be able to have time to focus on Research & Development.