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WHAT IT TAKES FOR THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION TO STREAM VIDEO TO THE INTERNET

WHAT IT TAKES FOR THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION TO STREAM VIDEO TO THE INTERNET The International Space Station uses two different types of communication links to get signals to the ground via the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS). Critical vehicle telemetry and audio is sent using S-Band. Non-critical data and video is sent via Ku-Band. That Ku-Band return link is up to 300 Mbps. That's about six times faster than my Internet access. That return link, however, has to spread its bandwidth across multiple customers. Within that 300 Mbps is additional vehicle data, all of the payload data, the six selected camera views, and a portion is allocated to the onboard LAN. Within that is “Internet” traffic.   More



(Source: Forbes - Feb 14)

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