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    Interplanetary Internet - Future Network for Earth and Space

    Leipzig, Germany, Mar 10th, 2016 -- Most have already heard of Satellite Internet Services to get access provided through communications satellites. Since decades different providers offering One-Way Terrestrial Return Satellite Internet Systems based on conventional Internet access over the provider for upstream and downstream directly via satellite. Two-Way Satellite Internet Services can send and receive data from a remote terminal via satellite to a hub telecommunications port which then relays data via the terrestrial Internet. The old and actual services are expensive and unsuitable for mobile. Another method is the Internet via satellite phone, but modern models or services only reach data rates of some kbit/s upstream and downstream. This will change with the next generation of the Internet, the Interplanetary Internet. This new Network is an expansion of the current Internet into near-earth space. The first developers and companies of the new Internet are Greg Wyler’s OneWeb, Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic. These three competitors have their own plans and solutions to connect the whole world with this new Internet from Space. Future generations will expand this network to other planets and into deep space, this will be the Solar System Internet and the Galactic Internet. More detailed information you can find on the Wikipedia articles 'Satellite Internet Access', 'Interplanetary Internet' and the official information portal.

    The project discusses also solutions for the space debris, a growing problem for space travel in the near-earth space. The Satellite Apps Network and Interplanetary Internet project reported a lot about the situation. It's clear to clean up first the space before starting more and more missions, especially an internet in space. It makes no sense to destroy discarded satellites, missionrelated objects and bigger fragments or let them crashing down to earth. Better is to bring them into higher orbits far away from earth (like graveyard orbit or around moon) and to use them as material resource for future missions. This disposal site could be a perfect depot for recycling the space debris or resources. The interesting point here is you could use old satellites or bigger fragments as network nodes for the Interplanetary- or Solar-SystemInternet in future, just attach a transmitter and receiver.

    More in-depth information, sources and studies you can find on the Interplanetary Internet information portal, which was founded by Change Games Entertainment and the Satellite Apps Network project.

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    Oliver Gediminas Caplikas
    Leipzig, 04229

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