NASA’s Laser Communications Relay Demo Reaches Orbit

The Space Test Program (STP)-3 mission lifts off on Dec. 7.
Credit: ULA
CAPE CANAVERAL—After a successful launch and 7-hr. ride into geosynchronous orbit, a long-awaited optical communications relay experiment, designed and financed by NASA, is in position to begin a technology demonstration in March. The Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) is part of the...

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