Earth  Planets and Moons  ID: 13900

LCRD: Ready for Lauch

The Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) will fly as a hosted payload aboard a Department of Defense spacecraft as part of the Space Test Program (STP-3) mission. LCRD will continue NASA's exploration of laser communications to support future missions to the Moon and beyond. Laser communications will enable better data rates, making possible new capabilities such as 4K ultra-high-definition streaming from beyond Earth orbit. It will also allow communications systems to become smaller, lighter, and more efficient. LCRD will demonstrate the technology over several years before laser communications becomes operational for future NASA missions.
 

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Credits

Rich Melnick (KBRwyle): Lead Producer
LK Ward (KBRwyle): Narrator
Rich Melnick (KBRwyle): Video Editor
Mike Marandi (Freelance): Animator
Katherine S. Schauer (ASRC FEDERAL SYSTEM SOLUTIONS): Writer
Pedro Cota (ADNET): Translator
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET): Technical Support
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center