Laser Comm: That's a Bright Idea

  • Released Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Laser light made records obsolete. NASA is on the verge of doing the same thing with space based communications. Before the end of the decade, the Laser Communication Relay Demonstration (LCRD) mission will revolutionize the way we move tons of data from orbit to ground and all around the solar system.


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This page was originally published on Tuesday, September 11, 2012.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:52 PM EDT.


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  • Laser Comm: That's a Bright Idea (ID: 2012056)
    Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 4:00AM
    Produced by - Jesse Allen (Raytheon)