Free space optical communication will allow the same connectivity in space we already have on Earth. And this will provide benefits across a number of sectors.
The headquarters of the Australian Space Agency will be in Adelaide. So how did we get to this point? Here are ten essential reads to fill you in.
Will new communications licensing costs make small satellites so expensive that they can't be used for student education?
So long as small satellites are in low Earth orbit – and most likely they will be – the Earth's "vacuum cleaner" will clean them up.