Earth observation data will flow more quickly using laser technology instead of radio, according to JAXA
  • Space.com
  • Nov 30, 2020

Japan launches advanced relay satellite with laser communications tech into orbit - Space.com

A Japanese satellite carrying laser relay technology launched into space Sunday (Nov. 29) on a mission to transfer data at high speeds from military and civilian Earth observation spacecraft. The co… [+2699 chars]

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