Lunar explorer sets upload record, may pave way for 3D video from space
When you Skype future lunar colonists, chances are you’ll have a great connection.
NASA has set a new record for data transmission to and from a spacecraft orbiting the moon, beaming info 239,000 miles at a download rate of 622 megabits per second (Mbps). How does that compare to your lousy Internet connection?
The experiment also showed an error-free upload rate of 20Mbps from a ground station in New Mexico to LADEE, which launched in September to explore the moon’s extremely thin atmosphere.
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