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EOS to the Moon, Literally!

April 01, 2019 / by EOS Canada

EOS Canada has accomplished what many told us was impossible: we have put five EOS mainnet nodes in space! So the next time someone asks you “When Moon?” you can let them know the nodes are already on their way! EOS is now the most secure blockchain in not just the world, but the galaxy!


To ensure all of our on-chain data is secure, our only option is making it “Earth-proof”. With multiple threats to data seen here on Earth - Electromagnetic pulse, targeted data center attacks, centralized actors doing their centralized things. Only adding more layers of decentralization can solve this imminent threat. 

We’ve also disabled the guiding systems on the satellites, so even we won’t know where they are.

EOS Canada Sends EOSIO to the Lunar Surface

Here on Earth we have created an extremely secure infrastructure system, with multiple data center redundancy, but we knew we could do more.

On a recent space flight that launched February 8th, 2019, we had sent 5 cubesats along for the ride! Those 5 nodes are still syncing up with the main chain, falling behind by only 14,400 blocks per hour (because of the aero-space requirements for CPU underclocking).

In order to achieve this impressive feat, EOS Canada is proud to have submitted the first inline assembly to `nodeos`, to support the IBM ROMP processor on which our nodes are built. With their 1-foot square solar panels, each node can be rebooted within 45 minutes (within 1 month’s notice, to account for space-time variables between the Earth and the Moon).

As a general user of EOS, there is no action needed on your part. All you need to know is that you are now fully supported by the power of space.

EOS Wins the Space Race 

We have received word from some competing blockchains that they are not happy to see the EOS has won the “space race.” If you would like to connect to this public node, you can use the endpoint https://sputnik.eos.dfuse.io/

These nodes are currently between 180 km and 535 km into their 385,000 km journey. They will form a daisy chain, from Earth to the Moon, spaced approximately 77,000 km between nodes. In the vacuum of space, light travels at around 300,000 km per second, meaning that we will only lag by around 1.5 seconds per block added to the chain. 

The satellites are scheduled to reach the lunar surface by Q4 of 2019. Unfortunately, we will not be able to announce the precise hour of the arrival, for reasons cited above. Barring any unforeseen issues (which we will not learn about), we are beyond excited to add in these 3 extra layers of decentralization.

We have built our system to be expandable, so if other organizations would like to add to this uber-secure decentralized layer by launching and connecting their own InterSteller Nodes, please reach out to us. Together, we can decentralize all the things! 

 

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