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ComSoc Technology News (CTN) is a free, online monthly publication that publishes interesting, timely, and newsworthy articles that span a wide range of topics related to the communications technology industry. Our mission is to be an informational resource that brings diverse perspectives and thought leadership while providing a platform for lively discussion amongst our readers.

CTN is run by a team of volunteer editorial board members who are technical experts in diverse fields. All articles are reviewed and edited by a technical editor. The editor-in-chief performs the final review prior to publication. 

May 2024 Issue


The Internet has dramatically transformed people's lives, fundamentally altering how we communicate, work, and access information. Today, staying "connected" is a priority no matter where we are, from bustling urban centers to remote wilderness areas. As we look toward the future, 6G technology promises to push the boundaries of connectivity even further, encompassing not only terrestrial networks but also satellite communications.

However, beyond our immediate surroundings and the global infrastructure, there lies a fascinating frontier: deep space communications. This realm involves establishing and maintaining communication links with distant celestial bodies such as the Moon, Mars, and even further into the cosmos.

In this month’s article, Marc Blanchet discusses the challenges of deep space communications and how Internet Protocols can be adjusted and utilized in this extraordinary environment. 

Yingzhen Qu, CTN Associate Editor

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