Spaceport America, outside Truth or Consequences in the deserts of New Mexico, has been retooling its tenant list in recent years. The facility has one big advantage for the non-rocket crowd. It has lots and lots of fiber optic communications cables just waiting to be used. It seems Google may be making some good use of them, but exactly what they’re doing is still under wraps.
According to an FCC document unearthed by Brian Benchoff at Hackaday, the internet giant applied for an experimental radio license to be built in the New Mexico desert. Much of the report is redacted, thanks to a request for confidentiality by Google. But a few details can be sussed out: It will work in ranges typically utilized for communications devices (the 2.5 GhZ and 5.8 GhZ band), but includes higher millimeter bands. READ MORE