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NJBoricua75
Born And Raised

join:2000-09-13
Brooklyn, NY

What's the latency gonna be?

1,000,000ms?


iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
kudos:2

If they're using ViaSat-1, around 600ms. The new HughesNet sat is probably similar. It'll get worse over tiem though.


NiteSn0w

join:2010-12-24
reply to NJBoricua75

238.738494ms Minimum RTT to the satellite.
477.476988ms Minimum RTT from you to the satellite's ground station and then whatever latency you have from the ground station to the server you're trying to communicate with. Web page load time can be reduced by 50-60% if they're using HTTP caching on the satellite.



NJBoricua75
Born And Raised

join:2000-09-13
Brooklyn, NY
reply to iansltx

said by iansltx:

If they're using ViaSat-1, around 600ms. The new HughesNet sat is probably similar. It'll get worse over tiem though.

That's awful. They can't do nothing about that right? That has to deal with the distance between the satellite and earth. It's like millions and millions of miles


88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness

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said by NJBoricua75:

said by iansltx:

If they're using ViaSat-1, around 600ms. The new HughesNet sat is probably similar. It'll get worse over tiem though.

That's awful. They can't do nothing about that right? That has to deal with the distance between the satellite and earth. It's like millions and millions of miles

No not millions. Hell the moon is only 240,000 miles away.


Simba7
I Void Warranties

join:2003-03-24
Billings, MT
reply to NJBoricua75

said by NJBoricua75:

That's awful. They can't do nothing about that right? That has to deal with the distance between the satellite and earth. It's like millions and millions of miles

Not millions.. more like 22,230mi. But you can't beat the laws of physics. There will always be that much latency no matter what you do.


Simba7
I Void Warranties

join:2003-03-24
Billings, MT
reply to NiteSn0w

Just have a caching proxy and 20TBs worth of SSDs and you'd be set.

How well do hard drives work in the cold vacuum of space?


NiteSn0w

join:2010-12-24

said by Simba7:

Just have a caching proxy and 20TBs worth of SSDs and you'd be set.

How well do hard drives work in the cold vacuum of space?

I have no idea, everything would likely have to be custom made to work in space. I doubt they could use anything other than solid state drives unless they use heavy shielding.