Earth  Planets and Moons  ID: 11036

Laser Comm: That's a Bright Idea

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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Credits

Chris Meaney (HTSI): Animator
Walt Feimer (HTSI): Animator
Rich Melnick (HTSI): Video Editor
Michael Starobin (HTSI): Narrator
Rich Melnick (HTSI): Producer
Rob Andreoli (AIMM): Videographer
Michael Starobin (HTSI): Writer
Rich Melnick (HTSI): Writer
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center