NASA Cat Video: The Agency Sends Adorable Clip From Space

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NASA revealed on Monday that a spacecraft positioned 10 million miles, or roughly 31 million kilometers, away had been equipped with the newest laser communication technology. For the first time, a 15-second high-definition video was sent, featuring orange-furred tabby Tetris streaming from outer space. High-data-rate communication can be transferred with this technology, which can help with challenging missions like the manned exploration of Mars.

The Psyche mission utilized a laser transmitter to send a video that displayed a section of the asteroid belt. This passageway is vital for exploring the secrets of the solar system and connects Mars and Jupiter. The spaceship was more than 80 times farther from Earth than the Moon was when the footage was sent.

Using the HeliTel telescope at Palomar Observatory in San Diego County, encoded signals were received and sent to NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California. One of the objectives of the Deep Space Optical Communications (DSOC) project, according to Bill Klepczynski, the project manager, is to demonstrate the capacity to send broadband video over millions of miles. Psyche normally sends randomly generated test data packets instead of producing any visual data on its own.

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He went on to say, “But to make this important event more memorable, we collaborated with designers at JPL to create a fun video, which acts as a demo for the mission’s laser transceiver.”

In space missions, radio waves have historically been used for data transmission and reception; however, using lasers can enhance communication rates by 10 to 100 times. With a bit rate of around 267 megabits per second, it took just 101 seconds to send the ultra-high definition video to Earth, faster than our broadband connections.

“In fact, after NASA cat video was received in Palomar, it was sent to JPL over the internet, and the connection from such a deep location was slow,” said Ryan Rogalin, the project’s head for reception electronics at JPL.

But there were doubts over the purpose of sending the cat video. It is historically related, bringing back memories of the 1920s, when Americans first became interested in television.

One of the earliest images to be transmitted on television was an experimental picture of Felix the Cat. Perhaps cats aren’t the best buddies for people? This was a widely discussed debate on social media following the release of the film.

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