June 9, 2014
NASA’s OPALS Beams Video From Space
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.
Credit: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory