UK To Explore Space-Based Laser Communications Technology

Titania high-resolution color composite
Credit: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
LONDON—The UK Ministry of Defense plans to explore the use of free-space optical communications (FSOC) in low-Earth orbit through the use of a satellite demonstrator. The Titania Operational Concept Demonstrator, to be launched in 2023, a program led by the UK’s Defense Science and Technology...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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