Virginia Tech, international partners debut first-of-its kind test bed for resiliency, security in space-based internet networks | VTx

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The soaring goal of Elon Musk’s Starlink and other satellite internet projects is to provide high-speed, low-latency broadband internet across the globe. But there are still some big questions that need to be answered — including how to build a resilient, secure network in space.

To examine such questions, Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) researchers at Virginia Tech have partnered with the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom to build the world’s first hardware-in-the-loop test bed that emulates the changing connectivity of a mega satellite constellation at scale. The researchers introduced the test bed at an intercontinental workshop July 12-13.

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Windows Sandbox: How to Safely Test Software Without Ruining Your Computer

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Do you want to check out and test new software programs and Windows features but don’t want a potentially risky program or setting harming your current environment? You need a way to safely isolate such programs or changes so they can’t interfere with the rest of your operating system. For that, you can turn to the Windows Sandbox, which is available in both Windows 10 and 11.

The Sandbox provides an isolated, temporary virtual environment through which you can download, install, and run unknown and untested apps. The version of Windows accessible in the Sandbox is the same version on

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