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GREENBELT, MD - NASA's next laser communication mission recently passed a Preliminary Design Review (PDR), another major milestone towards the launch of the Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) scheduled for 2017. The PDR is a major agency evaluation milestone of the engineering plan to execute the build and launch of LCRD
NASA.GOV -- 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).
GREENBELT, MD -- NASA has accepted ownership of its newest Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) from Boeing after successfully completing in orbit testing. TDRS-K, will be renamed TDRS-11 upon entry into service. On Jan. 30, TDRS-K was launched aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
NASA LASER COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SETS RECORD WITH DATA TRANSMISSIONS TO AND FROM THE MOON
NASA ACCEPTS THIRD GENERATION TDRS INTO NETWORK