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LADEE gets laser communications

NASA’s Lunar Laser Communications Demonstration (LLCD) is the agency’s first attempt at developing a high-performance laser communications systemsfor interplanetary probes. The first LLCD space terminal is riding aboard NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer spacecraft (nicknamed LADEE for short), which is launching to the moon in September 2013. The LLCD space terminal is designed to beam data from…

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