Starlink routing

Kevin McCormick kmccormick at
Mon Jan 23 22:49:03 UTC 2023

My original thought was this would be more like Client Optimized Roaming with WiFi access points.

Communication between the client dish or base station and satellites to transparently move client dish and base station from satellites moving out of view to a satellite in view.

Kevin McCormick

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I read in the Economist that the gen of starlink satellites will have the ability to route messages between each satellite. Would conventional routing protocols be up to such a challenge? Or would it have to be custom made for that problem? And since a lot of companies and countries are getting on that action, it seems like fertile ground for (bad) wheel reinvention?


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