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|Eventually Iris could extend the net into space, allowing data to flow directly between satellites, rather than sending it via ground stations.
"Iris is to the future of satellite-based communications what Arpanet was to the creation of the internet in the 1960s," said Don Brown, of Intelsat General, one of the companies who will build the platform.
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