This laser communications terminal, developed at Lincoln Laboratory, aims to transmit data at high rates from the ISS to ground stations via NASA’s first two-way laser communications relay system.
The HUMANS nanowafer, an MIT Space Exploration Initiative student-led project, will travel to the ISS this month, and later to the moon, carrying messages in more than 64 languages from over 80 countries.
Lincoln Laboratory’s TeraByte InfraRed Delivery system sent data from a satellite to Earth at 100 Gbps — a rate that will transform future science missions.
The Space Exploration Initiative supports research across and beyond MIT in two microgravity flights this spring.
A student-run project is collecting messages from around the world, using nanotechnology to etch them on a disk, and sending the disk to the International Space Station.
In a virtual event, Fincke discussed his time studying at MIT, learning the Russian language, and flying on both Russian and American spacecraft.
A cohort of transdisciplinary researchers will study the effects of sustained microgravity.
MIT physicist and AMS spokesman Samuel Ting presents results via webcast.