Unpacking OPALS on the Space Station – Broadcasting Live HD Video

Watch the archived video from the International Space Station as NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s OPALS lasercomm instrument was unpacked from the Dragon spacecraft by a robotic arm.


OPALS, the Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science, is a technology demonstration that beams HD video from space to Earth via laser light.
Watch the HD Broadcast LIVE.

MDA

About Marc Boucher

Marc Boucher
Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactice Inc. Boucher has 18 years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 25 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.

Check Also

View of the end effector of the Canadarm2 / Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) taken by a STS-108 crewmember through an aft flight deck window during the docking approach of the Space Shuttle Endeavour to the International Space Station

New Robotic Hand Set for Installation on the International Space Station

In two planned spacewalks, astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) will install a new …