Thomas Kacpura, advanced communications program manager at the NASA agency's Glenn Research Center, told in an interview with ETHNews that NASA would likely have important implications on its space networks and may eventually impact the private sector as well.
This is the first time NASA's Glenn Research Center is exploring ETH blockchain technology in the context of space communications and navigation, and it aspires to apply blockchain and distributed intelligence to the space and ground network communication assets.
This effort would support decentralized processing among NASA space network nodes in a secure fashion, resulting in a more responsive, resilient scalable network that can integrate current and future networks in a consistent manner. It is expected that the potential is high to contribute to the next generation space networks, and also allow tech transition of these algorithms for commercial systems.
ACP Manager, Glenn Research Center
NASA is currently carrying out a research with the goal to design a secure and decentralized computing and data analysis infrastructure, which should lead to a data-driven and cognitive management architecture.