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Nasa Laser Communication System Sets Record with Data Transmissions to and from Moon


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NASA LADEE observatory

This is an artist's depiction of NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) observatory as it approaches lunar orbit.

Credit: NASA Ames/Dana Berry

NASA's Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD) has made history using a pulsed laser beam to transmit data over the 239,000 miles between the moon and Earth at a record-breaking download rate of 622 megabits per second (Mbps).

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