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Optical Satellite Communications: The Future Is Bright

January 30, 2018

While some satellite communications providers are exploring the possibility of “moving on up” to higher-frequency RF bands, like the less-crowded V band, there is another alternative: Skip the RF spectrum altogether and use lasers to downlink big data. Space-to-ground optical communications are just now becoming commercially viable, offer real benefits to satellite operators and their customers, and represent an enormous market opportunity within the evolving satellite industry.

Original article:
https://www.spaceangels.com/post/optical-satellite-communications-the-future-is-bright

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