Connect with us

Science

Japan launches advanced relay satellite with laser communications tech into orbit – Space.com

Earth observation data will flow more quickly using laser technology instead of radio, according to JAXA

Published

on

ADVERTISEMENT

A Japanese satellite carrying laser relay technology launched into space Sunday (Nov. 29) on a mission to transfer data at high speeds from military and civilian Earth observation spacecraft.
The communications satellite carrying the laser payload soared to orbit at at 2:25 a.m. EST (0725 GMT or 4:25 p.m. local time) from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan, aboard an H-IIA rocket.
Rocket builder and launch provider Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) announced the successful launch on…

Click here to view the original article.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

You might also like ...

post featured image
Update on the 7 Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby TRAPPIST-1 – EarthSky
post featured image
SpaceX launches a record 100-plus satellites on a Falcon 9 rocket – CNET