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  1. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    29 Oct '08 15:36
    http://www.universetoday.com/2008/10/28/google-and-nasa-are-working-on-an-interplanetary-internet/

    An INTERPLANETARY internet! Moggles the Bind, eh!
  2. Standard member Thequ1ck
    Fast above
    04 Nov '08 06:12 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://www.universetoday.com/2008/10/28/google-and-nasa-are-working-on-an-interplanetary-internet/

    An INTERPLANETARY internet! Moggles the Bind, eh!
    Bringing you classic hits such as deep tentacle this and Debby does Seti Alpha 5.
  3. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    04 Nov '08 17:25
    Originally posted by Thequ1ck
    Bringing you classic hits such as deep tentacle this and Debby does Seti Alpha 5.
    No, that comes later with the Interstellar Internet
  4. 18 Nov '08 13:34
    Do you think they're doing this because they plan to send people to live in space soon?
  5. 18 Nov '08 13:44 / 1 edit
    The problem with internet in space is the delays in space. When it can takes seconds, miutes, or even hours, from sending a request and resieving the result, due to the finite speed of radio waves over interplanetary distances, the current TCP and IP protocols just results in timeouts, then something new has to be invented.

    Not only people use internet, but also automatic sonds, stations or other space units. We're not talking about surfing the web, but to more or less automatically send and recieve data.
  6. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    19 Nov '08 07:07
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    The problem with internet in space is the delays in space. When it can takes seconds, miutes, or even hours, from sending a request and resieving the result, due to the finite speed of radio waves over interplanetary distances, the current TCP and IP protocols just results in timeouts, then something new has to be invented.

    Not only people use internet ...[text shortened]... 're not talking about surfing the web, but to more or less automatically send and recieve data.
    Yep, in some cases, 10 hours two way transit time, like Pluto-Earth.
    Still, to send a message 5 billion Km out and back in half a day, pretty frigging good, I'd say. Think about how long it took to get a message from Australia to London 200 years ago.
  7. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Do ya think?
    19 Nov '08 20:18
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://www.universetoday.com/2008/10/28/google-and-nasa-are-working-on-an-interplanetary-internet/

    An INTERPLANETARY internet! Moggles the Bind, eh!
    Would that be the inter-plan-net?
  8. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    21 Nov '08 04:49
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Would that be the inter-plan-net?
    Depends on the plan I guess