What is it about?
A Cisco Internet router is orbiting onboard the UK-DMC satellite as a secondary experimental payload, and has been tested successfully. Testing a router onboard a satellite is one step towards extending the terrestrial networking model to the near-Earth space environment as part of a merged space-ground architecture. Here, we describe the integration of the router and satellite and on-orbit testing, and suggest possible future steps combining Internet and satellite.
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