The COSETI Observatory
Free-Space Laser Communications
- In the future, NASA will be using free-space laser communications for its deep space probes.
- Next century, the first HDTV pictures from our space probes sent to investigate the nearest stars will be transmitted by laser.
- Communications between geostationary satellites and low earth orbit satellites will also be supplemented by laser links.
- The future of communications is largely photonic, be it on the earth or between us and other stars!