NASA Ready To Embrace Deep Space Laser Communications

The flight transceiver for NASA’s Deep Space Optical Communications demonstration on the Psyche spacecraft.

Credit: NASA
HOUSTON—Preparing for future human deep-space exploration is not just about developing large rockets, new generations of spacesuits and habitats. It is also about enabling communications, including the transmission of high-definition imagery and data over vast distances and at 10 to 100 times the...
Mark Carreau

Mark is based in Houston, where he has written on aerospace for more than 25 years. While at the Houston Chronicle, he was recognized by the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation in 2006 for his professional contributions to the public understanding of America's space program through news reporting.

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