Cisco's Space Router Successfully Operates in Orbit
Friday, January 22, 2010
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Jan. 18, 2010 – Cisco announced today that its Internet
Routing in Space (IRIS) technology has achieved a major milestone with the
successful in-orbit test of the Cisco IOS® Software's networking capabilities
and the company's on-board router. This is the first-ever deployment of an
Internet Protocol (IP) router aboard a commercial GEO satellite. The technology was
launched via Intelsat's IS-14 satellite on Nov. 23, 2009.