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Building a Model for Satellite-Based Laser Communication
How do you deal with the fact that the feedback from earth to mars takes at least 7 minutes(at lightspeed)?
Hi, not sure what data you're referring to: the laser can't transmit data because we can only switch it on and off by connecting the battery. As for position data etc, that can be printed to the Serial monitor of the Arduino. A simple way would be to just copy that data to Excel, but it's apparently also possible to set up a connection with Matlab (which we did not do)
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