Dec 15, 2023

Amazon tests space laser to transmit internet, aims 3,236 satellite web

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Project Kuiper seeks to deploy a swarm of small satellites into low Earth orbit (LEO) to enhance global broadband access, particularly to remote locations of the planet.

Amazon’s Project Kuiper initiative has marked a significant achievement with the successful in-orbit testing of a critical technology known as optical inter-satellite links (OISL).

Amazon had previously kept details of this technology confidential, but it has now been revealed that OISL enables laser communications between satellites.

The company revealed in a recent press release that this optical communication-based technology employs infrared lasers to transmit data between satellites in low-Earth orbit.

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