NASA establishes fastest space-to-ground laser communications link


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NASA, along with its collaborators, has scored another significant milestone in space communications. The agency's latest space-to-ground communications link, between a satellite in orbit and Earth, gave a throughput of 200 gigabits per second. This is the "highest data rate ever achieved by optical communications technology," per NASA. In other words, communications from space will now be faster, and more data can be transmitted.