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Engineering planetary lasers for interstellar communication
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Author and Affiliation:
Sherwood, Brent(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States);
Mumma, Michael J.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States);
Donaldson, Bruce K.(Maryland Univ., College Park., United States)
Abstract: Spacefaring skills evolved in the twenty-first century will enable missions of unprecedented complexity. One such elaborate project might be to develop tools for efficient interstellar data transfer. Informational links to other star systems would facilitate eventual human expansion beyond our solar system, as well as intercourse with potential extraterrestrial intelligence. This paper reports the major findings of a 600-page, 3-year, NASA-funded study examining in quantitative detail the requirements, some seemingly feasible methods, and implications of achieving reliable extrasolar communications.
Publication Date: Sep 01, 1992
Document ID:
19930004822
(Acquired Dec 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 93N14010
Subject Category: LASERS AND MASERS
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: NASA. Johnson Space Center, The Second Conference on Lunar Bases and Space Activities of the 21st Century, Volume 2; p 637-645
Publisher Information: United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NGT-21-002-823
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD, United States
Description: 9p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: EXTRATERRESTRIAL COMMUNICATION; INTERSTELLAR COMMUNICATION; LASER APPLICATIONS; LASERS; OPTICAL COMMUNICATION
Imprint And Other Notes: In NASA. Johnson Space Center, The Second Conference on Lunar Bases and Space Activities of the 21st Century, Volume 2 p 637-645 (SEE N93-13972 03-91)
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