First Laser Message From Deep Space Reaches Earth at 16 Million Kilometers

The Deep Space Optical Communications (DSOC) instrument, which was aboard NASA’s Psyche spacecraft, made the experiment possible. Earth has successfully received laser-beam communication from a distance of 16 million kilometers, or 10 million miles, in a ground-breaking accomplishment. That’s the longest demonstration of optical communications, according to NASA, forty times farther than Earth-moon distance. The … Read more