Ipswitch File Transfer Lifts Off for International Space Station

Crew time is so valuable and the volume of data involved is so large that a reliable and secure system for data transfer was absolutely essential.

Alain Maillet, Cadmos Engineer, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales

The Challenge

The European Columbus laboratory, located on the International Space Station (ISS) needs secure and reliable network file transfer capabilities for its space experiments. Over the next few years, data collected by the Muscle Atrophy Research and Exercise System (MARES) must be securely moved from space to Earth.

The Solution

Ipswitch WS_FTP solutions will provide secure and managed file transfer capabilities for the scientific experiments being conducted in the Columbus laboratory, attached to the International Space Station. Each experimental cycle will generate hundreds of megabytes of data. WS FTP Professional will transfer the data stored on the MARES’ hard drive to a monitoring laptop on the space station and then to Cadmos, the scientific support facility at CNES in Toulouse, France.

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