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Results from the Galileo Laser Uplink: A JPL Demonstration of Deep-Space Optical Communications

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dc.contributor.author Wilson, K. E. en_US
dc.contributor.author Lesh, J. R. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2004-10-06T02:21:42Z
dc.date.available 2004-10-06T02:21:42Z
dc.date.issued 1993-04-21 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Tallahassee, FL en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 93-0792
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/35217
dc.description.abstract The successful completion of the Galileo Optical Experiment (GOPEX), represented the accomplishment of a significant milestone in JPL's optical communication plan. The experiment demonstrated the first transmission of a narrow laser beam to a deep-space vehicle. Laser pulses were beamed to the Galileo spacecraft by Earth-based transmitters at the Table Mountain Facility (TMF), California, and Starfire Optical Range (SOR), New Mexico. The experiment took place over an eight-day period (December 9 through December 16, 1992) as Galileo receded from Earth on its way to Jupiter, and covered ranges from 1 to 6 million kilometers (15 times the Earth-Moon distance), the laser uplink from TMF covered the longest known range for laser beam transmission and detection. This demonstration is the latest in a series of accomplishments by JPL in the development of deep-space optical communications technology. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject.other Lasers experiment optical communications Galileo deep-space vehicle uplink en_US
dc.title Results from the Galileo Laser Uplink: A JPL Demonstration of Deep-Space Optical Communications en_US


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