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Headline: JAXA and Sony CSL to Conduct In-Orbit Demonstrations of Long-Distance Laser Communication Using Japanese Experiment Module “Kibo” on the International Space Station

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA, President: Hiroshi Yamakawa) and Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc. (Sony CSL, President and CEO: Hiroaki Kitano) today announced their plans to conduct in-orbit demonstrations of the long-distance laser communication system, which they have jointly developed with the aim of establishing a real-time, mass-data communication system for future inter-satellite communications and communications with ground stations.

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