DSOC - Deep Space Optical Communications

NASAs DSOC experiment is the agencys first demonstration of optical communications beyond the Earth-Moon system. DSOC is a system that consists of a flight laser transceiver, a ground laser transmitter, and a ground laser receiver. New advanced technologies have been implemented in each of these elements.

Mission Information

Mission Details

Launch DateOctober 13, 2023
Mission TypeUnmanned
Launch VehicleFalcon 9 Heavy
Launch SiteCape Canaveral, United States

Satellite Details

ApplicationDeep Space Optical Communications (DSOC) - NASA Satellite

Space Organization Details

CountryUnited States
ContinentNorth America