(Image Source: European Space Agency)

BY SHANLEY REYNOLDS
ANCHOR ZACH TOOMBS



Astronauts aboard the International Space Station got to play with Legos for an experiment last month. KUTV explains.

“NASA and the European Space Agency have tested a new kind of communications protocol. ... NASA says it's the backbone of a future interplanetary internet.

From the space station, the ISS commander controlled the Lego robot in the European Space Agency in Germany. Space.com explains this experiment is worthwhile because...

“The European-led experiment simulated a scenario in which an astronaut orbiting another world controls a robotic rover on the planet's surface.” 

The robot was controlled over an Interplanetary Internet. Engadget says NASA and ESA having been been working on a ‘multi-planet Internet’ for a while...

“...that can link up spaceships, probes and rovers, but they've at last brought the experimentation from the broad scale to smaller dimensions. Lego bricks, to be exact.”

The use of the interplanetary Internet is being called a huge success by some...

….like Tech News World, whose headline reads:
“Interplanetary Internet: Small Step for Lego Robot, Giant Leap for Space Exploration”


But Graham Templeton for Extreme Tech says even though the robot was controlled from space, the rate at which information was transferred wouldn’t be fast enough to do much more than just drive.

“For a rover to be meaningfully controlled from Earth would require greater throughput as well as a faster delivery time, as would photos uploaded from the surface or personal video for the astronauts.”
 

NASA Uses Interplanetary Internet to Control Robot on Earth

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Nov 11, 2012

NASA Uses Interplanetary Internet to Control Robot on Earth

(Image Source: European Space Agency)

BY SHANLEY REYNOLDS
ANCHOR ZACH TOOMBS



Astronauts aboard the International Space Station got to play with Legos for an experiment last month. KUTV explains.

“NASA and the European Space Agency have tested a new kind of communications protocol. ... NASA says it's the backbone of a future interplanetary internet.

From the space station, the ISS commander controlled the Lego robot in the European Space Agency in Germany. Space.com explains this experiment is worthwhile because...

“The European-led experiment simulated a scenario in which an astronaut orbiting another world controls a robotic rover on the planet's surface.” 

The robot was controlled over an Interplanetary Internet. Engadget says NASA and ESA having been been working on a ‘multi-planet Internet’ for a while...

“...that can link up spaceships, probes and rovers, but they've at last brought the experimentation from the broad scale to smaller dimensions. Lego bricks, to be exact.”

The use of the interplanetary Internet is being called a huge success by some...

….like Tech News World, whose headline reads:
“Interplanetary Internet: Small Step for Lego Robot, Giant Leap for Space Exploration”


But Graham Templeton for Extreme Tech says even though the robot was controlled from space, the rate at which information was transferred wouldn’t be fast enough to do much more than just drive.

“For a rover to be meaningfully controlled from Earth would require greater throughput as well as a faster delivery time, as would photos uploaded from the surface or personal video for the astronauts.”
 

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