A Japanese satellite launched laser relay technology into space on Sunday (November 29) on a high-speed data transfer mission from a military and civilian Earth observation spacecraft.
At 2:25 a.m. EST (0725 GMT or 4:25 p.m.), a communications satellite carrying a laser payload from southern Japan’s Tanegashima Space Center boarded an H-2A rocket.
Rocket builder and launch provider Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) announces successful launch On Twitter, The satellite has detached from the upper phase of the rocket. From there, the satellite will make its way to the orbiter for a 10-year mission. “It was confirmed that the rocket flew as planned,” MHI said in a machine translation. Japanese statement.
Unusually, the mission was not broadcast live from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency or JAXA, perhaps due to the sensitive nature of laser technology. Now according to Spaceflight. No exact rabbit track was reported.
According to the device’s translation, satellite payments, called laser utilizing communications systems, or Lucas for short, send data from a satellite to the Earth’s orbit using laser technology, according to a machine-translated version. JAXA mission page in Japanese.
LUCAS will fly Geo-roleWhich allows it to orbit at the same rate as the Earth, about 22,000 miles (36,000 kilometers) above the equator. It will have a consistent perspective in the Asia-Pacific region.
From its high altitude, Lucas will connect to satellites in low-Earth orbits using a near-infrared laser beam. Jaxa said laser technology at Lucas sends information at 1.8 gigabytes per second, which is seven times faster than the current standard for transmitting information via radio waves, Jaxa said.
Earth observation satellites more than ever Due to the small satellites of private companies taking advantage of more advanced computing technologyLucas will allow “future increases in data transmission capacity, and immediate needs” in Earth’s low-bit rabbit spacecraft, Jaxa said.
Early detection of these satellites must make full use of their functions, including monitoring the Earth for global warming and assisting in the response to disasters following catastrophic events such as hurricanes.
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