Using Internet nodes and routers onboard satellites

  • L. Wood, W. Ivancic, D. Hodgson, E. Miller, B. Conner, S. Lynch, C. Jackson, A. da Silva Curiel, D. Cooke, D. Shell, J. Walke, D. Stewart
  • International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking, January 2007, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1002/sat.870

What is it about?

An Internet router was integrated into the UK-DMC remote-sensing satellite as a secondary experimental payload. This commercial product has been orbiting in space for over three years. We describe the integration of the router and satellite and the successful on-orbit testing of the router, which took place using the Virtual Mission Operations Center (VMOC) application as part of a larger systems internetworking exercise. Placing this Cisco router in Low Earth Orbit (CLEO) onboard a small satellite is one step towards extending the terrestrial networking model to the near-Earth space environment as part of a merged space-ground architecture.

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Dr Lloyd Wood
University of Surrey

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