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Old Dec 13, 18, 9:31 am
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Originally Posted by VegasGambler View Post
It takes about 120 ms for the signal to go one way between you and the satellite so the minimum possible latency to ping the satellite is about 1/4 of a second and the minimum possible latency to ping something on the ground is about 1/2 of a second. Realistically you can expect times more like 700 ms.

Latency is not that important for non-interactive applications (eg streaming video). With the satellite connection you are trading latency away to get bandwidth, so, stream away...
Yep. Streaming will not be an issue. A short buffer period and you are off to the races. Even with the latency I was able to RDP reasonably well and that is a latency sensitive protocol. Definitely a little laggy but it is great to be able to do it in the air in a pinch.
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