NASA will host a media teleconference to discuss the agency’s first test of high-bandwidth optical communications beyond the Moon. The Deep Space Optical Communications (DSOC) technology demonstration is launching aboard the Psyche spacecraft.
The following participants will discuss the goals of this demonstration and benefits of high-data-rate laser communications that could be used by future NASA missions:
- Jeff Volosin, acting deputy associate administrator and program manager for Space Communications and Navigation
- Tawnya Laughinghouse, program manager for Technology Demonstration Missions
- Abi Biswas, DSOC project technologist
- Meera Srinivasan, DSOC ground system product delivery manager and operations lead