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136 views • February 9, 2023

How Do We Communicate With Spacecraft? We Asked a NASA Expert

How do we communicate with spacecraft? For decades, satellites have beamed data back to Earth by way of radio waves, with a network of ground-based antennas collecting the incoming information. Now, we're exploring laser communications, technology that will allow us to receive more data from farther than ever before -- faster, too. NASA space communications expert Risha George tells us more: https://www.nasa.gov/lasercomms Producers: Scott Bednar, Jessica Wilde Editor: James Lucas Credit: NASA
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