NASA has introduced an operational Internet service to the International Space Station as part of an effort to help provide data to experimenters in the ISS.
The Delay/Disruption Tolerant Networking service was incorporated into the Telescience Resource Kit, a software tool designed to help researchers send and receive data between operations centers and payloads aboard station, NASA said Wednesday.
ISS will serve as a node in the Solar System Internet after the first use of the service as an operational capability on a space mission.
Vint Cerf, a “father of the Internet” and now vice president and chief internet evangelist at Google, helped the space agency develop the service.
The space agency also worked with the Internet Research Task Force, Consultative Committee for Space Data System and Internet Engineering Task Force to standardize the open source service.