Using laser light to communicate between Earth and spacecraft offers many advantages, not least of all a step-change increase in bandwidth. In order to make free-space optical communications a conventional channel for data transfer, we have to overcome a number of technical challenges.

We are a member of the Australian Optical Communications Ground Station Network, a collaboration of New Zealand and Australian institutions working towards establishing a network of optical communication ground stations in the Southern Hemisphere.

You can read about our current status here.

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