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Revolutionizing Space Communication Through Lasers

Lasers represent the future of communication. Currently, the International Space Station relies on 5G and broadband internet for its Earth communication. However, this mode of communication involves a delay of approximately 2.5 seconds for information transmission.

Unlike radio waves, lasers constitute invisible light with greater robustness. Their wavelengths are also 10,000 times shorter than those of radio waves. Consequently, lasers require a mere 0.0003 megabits per second to traverse from one point to another. Introducing lasers into the orbit within our solar system stands to significantly enhance the speed of data transmission via satellites.

The application of lasers extends beyond space-related endeavors. We currently employ lasers in various technologies, including 3D scanners, laser surgery for cancer treatment, barcode scanners, and information processing in DVDs, and Blu-rays.

Scientists emphasize that lasers are pivotal for future Earth-based communication. Their capabilities extend to remote areas like forests and oceans, where conventional cell phone services may be unavailable. Improved communication with NASA is also anticipated, facilitating the seamless exchange of information between Earth, the International Space Station, the Moon, and Mars.

Lasers are poised to revolutionize communication. Envision a future where high-definition videos from distant celestial bodies such as the Moon, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn become a reality.

[Source: Northrop Grumman]

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