Space Fact of the Week
Transferring data in space just got got a bit brighter by way of optical communication! This technology is called laser communication, which will increase data rates from a spacecraft to Earth through laser light, translated from radio frequency signals. This technology will better allow us to communicate with our space systems and astronauts on far away missions as we continue to explore other planets. NASA's Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) is scheduled to launch in 2019. Click here to learn more!