Thursday, 24 October 2013

LADEE sets data transmission record from lunar orbit

NASA’s Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD) experiment made history yesterday as it beamed data back to Earth from lunar orbit at previously unheard of speed for a space mission. Operating from the LADEE lunar orbiter, the LLCD used lasers to transmit data to Earth at 622 megabits per second (Mbps) as a demonstration of a technology that NASA hopes will one day not only keep up with the communications demands of future missions, but also greatly enhance their capabilities... Continue Reading LADEE sets data transmission record from lunar orbit

Section: Space

Tags: Communications, Data, History, LADEE, Laser, Moon, NASA, Record-breaking,Spacecraft, Transmission

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