Re: Sat Comms.
Well testing my latency from here in the Mid-East, I get the following from pingtest;
London server - Coventry - 766 ms - jitter - 251 ms
US server - washington - 654 ms - jitter 23 ms
AUS server - sydney - 1,518ms - jitter 756 ms
And using cmd to ping google's DNS gets the following;
188.8.131.52 - 676 ms
The ground station IP is registered to Globecomm Europe B.V. in the Netherlands and a bit of sluthing says that the bird I'm connected to is Telstar 12 (formaly Orion 2) parked in a 15 Deg West orbit and launched in 1999.