29 May '14, 7pm

Do you work primarily at a local cafe? Heads up: the moon gets better WiFi than you do.

Do you work primarily at a local cafe? Heads up: the moon gets better WiFi than you do.

In order to combat the issues of signal fade and light bending in the earth’s atmosphere, the LLCD relies on a set of four telescopes based at a ground station in New Mexico. Each telescope transmits coded data in pulses of infrared light. The four separate signals increase the chances of something hitting the target, which is a receiver on a satellite orbiting the moon. The signal is then transmitted on to the moon through a series of optical and electronic pulses. The team tested out the system under many varying atmospheric conditions

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