Tuesday, July 07, 2009

InterPlanetaryNet (TM) is on !

The interplanetary internet now has its first permanent node in space, aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

Its new capability has already speeded up the transfer of data back to Earth by about four times, says BioServe's Kevin Gifford. If data is lost during a link, the system automatically transmits lost data later. Until nowm someone had to schedule a second attempt.

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