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Measuring Earth Moon Distances By Laser

The Earth-Moon-Sun system has traditionally provided the best laboratory for testing the strong equivalence principle.

Sentinel 1A and Alphasat Link Up By laser

Marking a first in space, Sentinel-1A and Alphasat have linked up by laser stretching almost 36 000 km across space to deliver images of Earth just moments after they were captured.

Painting The Space Station With a Laser

This extraordinary video clip was recorded at ESA's Optical Ground Station (OGS) at about 19:05 UTC on 8 October 2014 as the station illuminated the ISS with a 3.6-Watt 532-nm green laser, used for testing next-gen optical communication technologies.

Laser Demonstration on LADEE Completed

The completion of the 30-day Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration or LLCD mission has revealed that the possibility of expanding broadband capabilities in space using laser communications is as bright as expected.

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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