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NASA MEDIA TELECON ON LASER COMM RELAY DEMO (LCRD), Nov 16, 2021, virtual, 1:00 pm ET

NASA will hold a media teleconference on November 16, 2021 at 1:00 pm ET to discuss the upcoming launch of the Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) satellite as part of DOD’s STP-3 mission. The launch is currently scheduled on December 4.

Participants are:

  • Trudy Kortes, director of technology demonstrations, NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD)
  • Badri Younes, deputy associate administrator, NASA’s Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) program
  • Dave Israel, LCRD principal investigator, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland
  • Miriam Wennersten, LCRD ground segment manager, Goddard
  • Abi Biswas, deep space optical communications technologist and group supervisor of the Optical Communications group at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California

Audio will stream on NASA Live.

Immediately afterwards, NASA Television, the NASA App, and the agency’s website will air a NASA Edge laser communications show. Featured experts include:

  • Jason Mitchell, director of the Advanced Communications and Navigation Technology Division, NASA’s SCaN program
  • Jade Wang, assistant group leader of optical and quantum communications technology, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  • Risha George, deputy project manager for Near Space Network communications infrastructure, Exploration and Space Communications projects division, Goddard
  • Javier Ocasio-Perez, LCRD integration and test manager, Goddard

Details

Date:
November 16
Time:
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm