New and Advance Internet in Space
It’s been about 3 years since we’ve tested the first and, found out how internet and WiFi communication in Space really worked, and it turned out decent. In fact, the speed was similar to that of a dial-up internet from the late 1990s. Fast forward that three years later to June 2016, NASA have come up with a new technology in how to relay information much quicker than our traditional radio wave communication here on Earth. Unlike Earth’s internet, Space has many anomalies to consider, from lack of gravity, lack of oxygen, solar waves…etc. With these interference into consideration, NASA have come up with The Delay/Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN) service. The DTN service delivers more efficient, reliable, and effective communication from the Space Station to other satellites and Earth. DTN is almost similar to that of a compressed zip file. The difference is, instead of compression, information is gathered from one transmitter to the next until it reaches its destination. See the video on how it works or See NASA for the full Scoop.