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LCRD or LaserCom: Communicate Across The Galaxy

Written by Mike Awada on . Posted in Science, Technology

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Courtesy of NASA

Want to watch live video feeds of distant planets? It’s not too far away.

Radio communication throughout space has served us well, but with increasing demands on the quantity and promptness of data sent, something new is overdue. That’s where Laser Communication Relay Demonstration (LCRD or LaserCom) comes into play.

LCRD is a new technology that will revolutionize the way we connect throughout the Milky Way. With LaserCom, pretty much any type of data you can think of can be encoded into an invisible, short wavelength laser beam, and transmitted at speeds up to 100 times faster than traditional radio waves.