NASA working on high-speed space 'internet'
Thursday, March 23, 2017, 3:01 PM
NASA is working on a laser communications technology that could become the high-speed 'internet' of the sky by enabling much higher data rates for connections between spacecraft and Earth. The Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) will help NASA understand the best ways to operate laser communications systems. This technology offers data rates that are 10 to 100 times better than current radio-frequency communications systems.