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Sony makes foray into space laser industry with new satellite services unit

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With its announcement to build and supply devices that launch small satellites into orbit, Sony’s space race has accelerated. The goal is to maintain communication through laser beams, given the exploration of the sector and the huge connectivity gap that has been created over the years.

Since radio frequencies could be a hindrance, Sony Space Communications Corp, reported Wednesday, is leveraging laser technology to its advantage. The devices will work between satellites in space and those communicating with stations on the ground.

However, the company hasn’t disclosed exactly when it expects its first commercial device to operate in space; whether he has any existing customers lined up or how much money he has invested in technology to date. It declared SOLISS or Small Optical Link for International Space Station, established a two-way laser communication link with a space optical communication ground station in Japan, and successfully transmitted high-definition image data.

Sony also said it conducted one of its first successful tests in 2020 when it transmitted high-definition image data by laser from the International Space Station to a ground station in Japan.