Articles tagged "lcrd"

first steps toward high speed space internet

First steps toward high-speed space internet

NASA scientists are developing a trailblazing, long-term technology demonstration of what could become the high-speed internet of the sky. The Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) will help NASA understand the best ways to operate laser communications...

March 22, 2017


Laser communications: from vision to reality

Since its inception in 1958, NASA has relied exclusively on radio frequency (RF)-based communications as the only viable medium for exchanging data between a mission and a spacecraft. Today, with missions demanding communication with higher data rates than ever

November 10, 2013


LCRD - Live HD video between planets soon to become reality

NASA's Laser Communication Relay Demonstration (LCRD) - launching in 2017 - is a major step in the technological development of high data rate optical systems. This could move data up to 100X faster than conventional radio frequency transmission. Here is latest video

September 15, 2012