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Iridian Addresses Air Line Pilots on Lasers

Iridian’s Jason Palidwar addressed the Air Line Pilots Association, International Aircraft laser strikes are on the rise, despite public awareness campaigns in the United States and Canada to draw attention to this illegal activity and stiffer penalties for...
Rash of laser pointer incidents prompts new warnings

Rash of laser pointer incidents prompts new warnings

A new spat of laser pointer attacks on airplanes has prompted a reminder from Transport Canada that shining bright lights at aircrafts is both dangerous and illegal. Over a 90-minute span [on the night of July 15th], 12 pilots, including one flying for Toronto’s...
Space-Based Laser Communications Break Threshold

Space-Based Laser Communications Break Threshold

Optics and Photonics News recently published an article on recent and upcoming deployments of satellite laser communication systems are bringing Internet-like speeds for data transmission in space. NASA’s first dedicated laser communication in space, the Lunar Laser...