Toward Loosely Coupled Orchestration for the LEO Satellite Edge


Vaibhav Bhosale, Ketan Bhardwaj, and Ada Gavrilovska, Georgia Institute of Technology


Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites are envisioned to be capable of providing Internet services for billions of users who currently lack reliable Internet connectivity. This calls for a new LEO edge capable of providing edge computing benefits from space. This paper proposes an orchestration approach for the LEO edge that incorporates path models, temporal compensation and affinity chains as the primary scheduling constructs, and presents preliminary results that illustrate opportunities for achieving improved service availability and improved performance for a stateful (caching) edge function.

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@inproceedings {253380,
author = {Vaibhav Bhosale and Ketan Bhardwaj and Ada Gavrilovska},
title = {Toward Loosely Coupled Orchestration for the {LEO} Satellite Edge},
booktitle = {3rd USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Edge Computing (HotEdge 20)},
year = {2020},
url = {},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = jun

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