Look, it’s a router in the sky

Cisco and Intelsat are working together to put routers in to orbit, as part of Internet Routing In Space (IRIS) project. The idea is that the U.S. military could use internet protocol for their voice, video and data needs. “IRIS is to the future of satellite-based communications what ARPANET was to the creation of the Internet in the 1960s,” Don Brown, vice president of Hosted Payload Programs for Intelsat General told VNUNet.