NASA Ready To Embrace Deep Space Laser Communications

The flight transceiver for NASA’s Deep Space Optical Communications demonstration on the Psyche spacecraft.

Credit: NASA
HOUSTON—Preparing for future human deep-space exploration is not just about developing large rockets, new generations of spacesuits and habitats. It is also about enabling communications, including the transmission of high-definition imagery and data over vast distances and at 10 to 100 times the...

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