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Don Boroson on Nasa's Record-Breaking ­se of Laser Communications

Don Boroson, MIT

Don Boroson.

Credit: Lincoln Laboratory, MIT

Last week, NASA announced that the Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD) on its Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft had made history by using a pulsed laser beam to transmit data over the 239,000 miles from the moon to Earth at a record-breaking data-download speed of 622 megabits per second (Mbps).

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