[e2e] TCP in outer space

David P. Reed dpreed at reed.com
Tue Apr 10 12:13:24 PDT 2001

Well, I feel stupid.  The fact that we use geostationary relays to get to 
moving near earth targets was complete news to me.

But it does indeed raise a question - since we have 12 happy satellites 
doing GPS, and an Iridium constellation essentially going to waste, why not 
use these LEO systems to build a better near-earth access network?  Latency 
and noise reduction would be significant - the only problem is that those 
satellites need more complex power systems.

- David

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