NASA successfully launched LADEE orbiter two days ago. This NASA orbiter will brings Moon to Earth broadband service, that is a two way laser communication between Earth and Moon.
Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer or LADEE launched to make close study about the Moon atmosphere and particles. To make the transferring of data from spacecraft to Earth stations NASA scientists used Laser instead of Radio system. It makes Moon to Earth broadband service six times faster than current system.
NASA’s Moon to Earth broadband service
LADEE spacecraft carry a Laser which which have wavelength near to infrared, in depth it is thousands times shorter. The Laser system within LADEE provides a data speed of 622 megabits per second. According to NASA Scientists a light weight telescope within LADEE will transmit millions of laser pulses in each second. These laser signal from LADEE send to one of three stations in Earth.
The cloudy sky will interrupt the laser pulses. So that NASA chooses cloud free areas such as new Mexico, California and Spain as the stations for receiving signals from LADEE. Upon the transmission of data between LADEE and Earth stations both sides connect each other through illumination of light, will transfer large amount of data within short time.
The Moon to Earth broadband service brings each updations from LADEE spacecraft within seconds to the base stations. It is to be noted that the photo of Earthrise from Moon takes several days to reach from the space station. But it was in the year 1968, Now NASA upgraded to Laser system will brings the datas from the Moon within seconds.
Laser system within LADEE spacecraft also helps the NASA scientists to accomplish the futuristic visions such as 3D video streams and telepresence on Moon. LADEE spacecraft will make a 100 days experiment on Moon. Using the new broadband system NASA can receive each updations at right time.