NASA Developing Deep Space Optical Communications Written 21 September 2023


Artist’s rendering of Tracking and Data Relay Satellites alongside two of the missions they support, the ISS and the Hubble Space Telescope. | Credit: NASA

Detailing NASA’s development of deep space optical communications, Aviation Week reports, “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.” 
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