To the Moon and back: Australia-first communications network paves the way for high-speed data in spaceJune 28, 2023
West Australian researchers are set to build a next-generation communications network that can send high-speed data to and from objects in space. The $6.5 million…
A team of Western Australian researchers have found a way to avoid the need to use radio transmitters in critical communications, using new technology featuring super-fast optical lasers.
An optical communications station capable of receiving high-speed data transmissions from space is set to be built in Western Australia. The advanced communications ground station will be able to receive data from spacecraft anywhere between low-Earth orbit and the surface of the Moon. It has the potential to support ground-breaking space projects, including NASA’s Artemis mission to land the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024.