written by elizabeth howell, on november 20th, 2021

who: nasa
what: prepares new laser test
why: to speed up space communications
where: cape canaveral space force station
when: after december 4th, 2021
how: on a united launch alliance atlas V rocket aboard the department of defense’s space test program satellite-6 (stpsat-6) mission

interesting fact: laser will speed up space communications from 10 to 100 times compared to communicating via radio frequencies, which are becoming very crowded.

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