Backup Data on the Moon?
A California company intends to put servers and databases on the moon—seriously. [Technology News from eWEEK and Ziff Davis]
TransOrbital has had companies that want to back up critical data somewhere other than on earth express interest, and is working on ways to make the idea attractive. “We’re trying to develop some wider bandwidth laser communications going beyond the communication protocols developed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory that exist for use in space,” Laurie says. “It is feasible to have electronic data on the moon, and to receive it from earth, although delays are implied.”