Guess Where the Fastest Internet in the Entire Solar System Is

Dun dun dun dunnnnn! It is not on Earth!

If you are looking for the easiest, fastest internet and most efficient connection, you can find it at the International Space Station (ISS). Due to an operational necessity, NASA deployed a data transmission system called Delay/Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN).

DTN is the first when it comes to interplanetary Internet connectivity that works like your home Wi-Fi signal, maybe even better. It provides a smart solution to interrupted connections that reach the entire Solar System.

Source: Rhizome fastest internet

Before DTN was introduced in the system, the ISS had problems with data transmission interruptions due to large and numerous objects being processed. The signal sometimes was slow and along the transmission, data is lost. DTN no longer has this kind of pitfall as it doesn’t stream data the same way. It stores data when and if a connection becomes interrupted, and forwards it using relay stations to its intended destination. The network can function even when a recipient server is offline.

This isn’t the first time that NASA has tried the DTN technology for the space agency has been testing this for years and just recently deployed it in the Telescience Resource Kit (TReK), which is a software suite for space station researchers to transmit and receive data.

Too bad this is only going to be used by NASA. But we hope we will have a commercially available counterpart for those who live on the Internet.

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Emili Accmah

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Guess Where the Fastest Internet in the Entire Solar System Is

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