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Paper 11993-20

Uplink laser assembly for the deep space optical communications payload aboard NASA's Psyche Asteroid Mission

Abstract

Fibertek has developed a ground based high-power optical communication uplink laser to support NASA JPL’s Deep Space Optical Communication (DSOC) program. The uplink laser assembly (ULA) provides a beacon and binary PPM modulation signaling to the DSOC spacecraft terminal. This paper describes the ULA design, development and performance verification testing. The laser was delivered and installed in NASA JPL’s Optical Communications Telescope Laboratory (OCTL) optical ground station facility. NASA JPL is providing DSOC to the NASA Psyche asteroid mission in 2022 to demonstrate deep space laser communications.

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Fibertek, Inc. (United States)
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Fibertek, Inc. (United States)
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Fibertek, Inc. (United States)
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David Pachowicz
Fibertek, Inc. (United States)
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Fibertek, Inc. (United States)
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Juan Lander
Fibertek, Inc. (United States)
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Fibertek, Inc. (United States)
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Fibertek, Inc. (United States)
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Fibertek, Inc. (United States)
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Fibertek, Inc. (United States)
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Mark Storm
Fibertek, Inc. (United States)