The Laser Communications Relay and the Path to the Next Generation Near Earth Relay
- Israel, David J.
- May 20, 2015.
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- 1 electronic document
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- NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is currently developing the Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) as a Path to the Next Generation Near Earth Space Communication Network. The current NASA Space Network or Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System is comprised of a constellation of Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS) in geosynchronous orbit and associated ground stations and operation centers. NASA is currently targeting a next generation of relay capability on orbit in the 2025 timeframe.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 20150009321.
Lincoln Laboratory Communications Workshop; 20 May 2015; Lexington, MA; United States.
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