Video from Space : NASA’s OPAL

Published on Jun 5, 2014 The Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science will beam video via laser from the International Space Station back to Earth. Here is animation showing how the technology works, with an explanation from the OPALS mission manager, Matt Abrahamson of JPL, plus the video NASA slated for OPALS’ first official transmission.More information about OPALS is at: http://go.nasa.gov/10MMPDO

This animated GIF shows Earth’s moon moving below NASA’s OPALS laser instrument as seen by a robotic camera on the exterior of the International Space Station. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
NASA Beams ‘Hello, World!’ Video from Space via Laser

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