Reply to post: There is an international standard, though

Astroboffins may have raged at Elon's emissions staining the sky, but all those satellites will be more boon than bother

Gnoitall
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There is an international standard, though

Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS) Recommended Standard 702.1-B-1 IP Over CCSDS Space Links (https://public.ccsds.org/Pubs/702x1b1c1.pdf)

Supports IPv4 and IPv6 over existing uplink/downlink/crosslink communications protocols. Which SpaceX will have to use if they're not going to roll up their own ground facility network. Existing teleport facilities and COTS use CCSDS protocols.

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