space broadbandWhen we talk about space travel, chances are we would think of it being one of the most high tech situations where one can be in. Unfortunately, that is not the case across the board. For instance, actual communications between the Earth and moon still happen to be static-filled, just like as they were back in the 1960s. NASA might have something to turn things around though, after they have successfully got a lunar broadband connection up and running. Yes sir, this spanking new connection might happen to be in the testing phase at the moment, but it would certainly go great lengths to enable scientists to collect more data from spacecraft as well as rovers, while enabling astronauts to maintain good communications as they travel farther and farther away from Earth.

One thing about radio is, it is highly dependable, but the Earth has more or less moved on from there already. Broadband could be the new vehicle of communication, where it sends data in pulses of laser light. Don Cornwell, project manager for the new communications system at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, shared, “Our Internet is completely powered by pulsed lasers that run through optical fibers in big cities.”

Does this mean we will be able to see the first Facebook update from space using this new medium soon?

Filed in Computers . Tags: broadband, nasa and space. Source: wemu.org
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