The Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) undergoes vibration testing at NASa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in December 2012.

The Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) undergoes vibration testing at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in December 2012. OPALS was launched to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on April 18, 2014.

OPALS is a partnership between NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.; the International Space Station Program (Johnson Space Center, Houston; Kennedy Space Center, Fla., Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.) and the Advanced Exploration Systems Program (NASA HQ).

For more information, see http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/experiments/861.html.

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