Interplanetary Internet

The Interplanetary Internet (based on IPN, also called InterPlaNet) is a conceived computer network in space, consisting of a set of network nodes which can communicate with each other. Communication would be greatly delayed by the great interplanetary distances, so the IPN needs a new set of protocols and technology that are tolerant to large delays and errors. While the Internet as it is known today tends to be a busy network of networks with high traffic, negligible delay and errors, and a wired backbone, the Interplanetary Internet is a store-and-forward network of internets that is often disconnected, has a wireless backbone fraught with error-prone links and delays ranging from tens of minutes to even hours, even when there is a connection.

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Interplanetary Internet - Earth Orbit
... Space Station is connected to the terrestrial Internet ... NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) have used an experimental version of interplanetary Internet to control an educational rover from the International Space Station ... to demonstrate technology that one day may enable Internet-like communications that can support habitats or infrastructure on another planet ...