NASA may be able to apply a couple of the first promising technologies it has picked for spaceflight demonstrations on operational missions by the end of the decade, if they work out. Under the agency's new technology-push approach, NASA's Office of the Chief Technologist (OCT) picked flight tests of high-bandwidth laser communications and a space-qualified atomic clock that could make the laser links even more efficient, as well as the largest solar sail yet flown. While the sail is more in ...

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