Great steps have been taken recently to prove the concept of capturing C-Band (3-4GHz) data bursts from Inmarsat satellites (see here) and with a modest layout of dish, receiver, RTL dongle and JAERO software we (the enthusiast community) can begin to see ADS-B tracks over oceans and remote areas. Naturally this concept for the aviation community has almost reached fruition with space based surveillance but for us the cost of that is just stupid so we seek to design our own, which, thankfully has been done!

So if a few of us had a satellite set up and had this data available could FR24 make use of it? Is this already in the pipeline? Would FR24 consider sponsoring individuals to the cost of set up? Is there a business case in this for FR24?