The U.S. military plans to send Cisco Systems into space, or at least its routing software.
Networking giant Cisco has been selected to provide IP routing software for a project headed by the U.S. Department of Defense that will deliver Internet communications through a satellite-based router. Satellite operator Intelsat will manage the three-year project.
Satellites have been shuttling Internet traffic between space and Earth for years. But until now, Internet among satellites or space stations had to go through a remote terminal on Earth. The new routing project will demonstrate how Internet traffic can travel among satellite-based routers … Read more