Podcaster: Tony Darnell
Title: Deep Astronomy : Optical Communications for Developing A Cislunar Neighborhood
Organization: Deep Astronomy
Link : https://deepastronomy.space
It’s exciting to see plans and investments U.S. commercial and government organizations are making to develop the cislunar neighborhood. Just like neighborhood developments here on Earth, the cislunar neighborhood needs multiple layers of infrastructure for a sustainable ecosystem on and around the Moon. Companies are planning to deploy foundational communications and data infrastructure to deliver services to government and commercial users. The market for cislunar space services is expected to grow significantly in the coming decade. Recognizing a whole-of-nation approach, there’s synergy in roles for government and private sector. Tune in for this Future in Space Hangout on Optical Communications for Developing a Cislunar Neighborhood to hear more!
Bio: Tony Darnell is the owner of Deep Astronomy website and a host for the same hangout channel in Youtube. He has worked in the field of astronomy all my life, his first job was at a school district planetarium in Boulder, Colorado. With the exception of a stint in the Army in the 1980’s he has worked in many aspects of astronomical research.
Most of his time has been spent writing software to retrieve, process and analyze data taken from telescopes. He has worked with data from some of the world’s largest ground-based and space-based telescopes: from the four meter Blanco telescope in Chile to the Hubble Space Telescope.
Astronomy education has always been his passion and he has written articles for DeepAstronomy.space website and produce astronomy videos for YouTube on the DeepAstronomy channel.
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