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Nasa's Opals to Beam Data From Space Via Laser

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This artist's concept shows how the Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) laser will beam data to Earth from the International Space Station.

Credit: NASA

NASA will use the International Space Station to test a new communications technology that could dramatically improve spacspacecraft communications, enhance commercial missions, and strengthen transmission of scientific data.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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