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NASA Breaks Data Transmission Speed Record With Laser Shot to Moon

If you thought your high-speed Internet was fast, think again. NASA has set a new speed record for data transmission in space, beaming information to and from the LADEE probe some 380,000 kilometers away in lunar orbit. NASA downloaded data at a rate of 622 megabits per second (Mbps) using a pulsed laser beam. For comparison’s sake, Akamai technologies says that the average internet user has a connection speed of 3.3 Mbps.  In the United States, the average connection speed is 8.7 ...

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