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Enabling the Interplanetary Internet

  title={Enabling the Interplanetary Internet},
  author={Christopher J. Krupiarz and Edward J. Birrane and Benjamin W. Ballard and Lotfi Benmohamed and Alan Armand Mick and Katherine A. Stambaugh and Edward W. Tunstel},
ith more complex and numerous missions on the horizon, NASA and its international spacefaring partners are transitioning from dedicated point-to-point communication links to a network-based system. Unfortunately, terrestrial network protocols used on the Internet have limited use in the space environment because of environmental constraints such as light-time delays, transmission disruption, and planetary alignment. NASA is addressing this problem through research into delayand disruption… 

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