I wasn't quite sure how to word the subject line - I hope the right eyes find this.
Anyhow, I'm wondering about the actual distribution of the transmitted data throughout the transmission period. For example, are different blocks of data sent at different times of day? or is is it all random? If one has a good lock on the satellite signal, how long must one remain "connected" and receiving to accumulate the entire day's worth of data?
I'm asking this from the point of view of any situation where one might not have continuous availability to the satellite signal for one or more of any number of reasons, such as
- Limited and/or intermittent power source
- "shared" dish (not always aimed at bird with Outernet signal)
- Mobile or portable installation (can't receive satellite signal while in motion)
- Geographic, weather, or other intermittent reception challenges
If one cannot stay "connected" 24/7, but can choose when to connect, it would be nice to choose based upon some sort of schedule specifying which files are being sent at what time of day so as to increase likelihood of receiving the data most important to him or her.