NASA To Demo Laser Communications To And From GEO

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NASA’s Laser Communications Relay Demonstration, located in geosynchronous orbit (GEO), is expected to begin experiments in April to showcase optical technologies and validate the use of optical relays.
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Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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