Future of the Internet for a sci-fi story.

Discussion in 'Wireless & RF Design' started by hp1729, Sep 4, 2016.

  1. hp1729

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    Imagining a Moon colony needing a link to Earth's WWW. Maybe an uplink to a satellite. A link to another satellite in Earth's orbit. A downlink to a server. Maybe 5 minutes for a response time???

    A super-server Moon side caching data or constantly scouring Earth WWW for specific data?

    Does this make believable sense? What more to consider?
     
  2. wayneh

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    The moon is only 1.3 seconds away, so there's no reason for a 5 minute lag.
     
  3. upand_at_them

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    Also, the moon is a horrible place to live. There won't be a moon colony.
     
  4. wayneh

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    It won't be a vacation destination, but it's virtually certain that humans will eventually establish a colony on the moon. Perhaps more of a working mine and waypoint than a colony. It's a useful stepping stone to other missions.
     
  5. OBW0549

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    Where do you get 5 minutes from? The moon is ≈240,000 miles away. The speed of light is ≈186,000 miles per second. Do the math.
     
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