NASA Laser Communication Success

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    NASA’s Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration breaks the space data transmission record.

     NASA’s Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (or LLCD) has successfully made history, transmitting data 239,000 miles between the moon and Earth via a pulsed laser beam at a record-breaking 622 megabits per second.  Hosted aboard NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer, better known as LADEE, this is the first system for two-way communication using a laser instead of radio waves.  The development of this laser communication system will hopefully one day enable increased image resolution and 3D video transmission from deep space.