Norwegian Microsatellite Developed by Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) Achieves Optical Satellite-to-Ground Communications Link

01 February 2024
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The NorSat-TD demonstration satellite, developed by Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) for the Norwegian Space Agency (NOSA), has successfully transferred data to a ground station using optical communications technology.

This is a first for a Dutch-built laser communication device and among the first achieved by a satellite.

The successful demonstration of satellite-to-ground communication expands the utility of affordable smaller satellites, which are more cost-effective than traditional spacecraft.