Mars Internet Network is Successful

Mars Internet Network is Successful the Search Engine Journal NASA and the European Space Agency released the news yesterday that they used an Interplanetary form of the Internet to send commands back and forth via their Mars network earlier in February. NASA added that “The communication sessions between Mars Express and Spirit were pristine. Not a single bit of data was missing or added, and there were no duplications.”

I’ll need to track down more details about this (hard for me to believe that they’re using the TCP/IP standard we use here on Earth), but this is indeed great news… and seemingly a strong endoresement of open standards and loosely coupled systems architecture.

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