Reply to post: Re: "more than 8,000 data packets in its mass memory"

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Re: "more than 8,000 data packets in its mass memory"

"[...] what's the point of saying how many of them are in the queue?"

A "data packet" could mean a complete observation sample of some sort. Therefore the individual size is irrelevant for the purpose of knowing they have a spread of samples over some time.

How long that data will take to transmit back to base is a different measurement question.

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