NASA gets small
NASA last year teamed with m2mi to develop very small satellites, called nanosats which weigh between 11 to 110 pounds, for the development of telecommunications and networking services in space. NASA says large groups of nanosatellites can be grouped in a constellation that will be placed in low Earth orbit to offer new telecommunications and networking systems and services. NASA and m2mi will develop what they call fifth generation telecommunications and networking systems for TCP/IP-based networks and related services.
Republished with permission from Network World (view original version)