In my futuristic book: Summaovni (2008/Lulú), I argue that Earth’s weather has to do not only with the influence of earthlings oceans, glaciers, moon and the sun, but also with the influence of climate on neighboring planets. In another paragraph of the book I talk about an interplanetary internet based on lasers. I was pleasantly surprised that the Japanese company NEC, work on this. Let's see: I) The japanese space probe Akatsuki (Venus Climate Orbiter) is the first artifact that explores atmospheric phenomena and climate of Venus. The probe will study how works the atmospheric circulation of Venus. The rotational speed of the Venusian atmosphere is 60 times higher than that of Venus itself. Venus is a planet similar to ours in size and weight. The probe will travel along an elliptical orbit about the Venusian Ecuador being located at 300 km at its closest point and 80,000 km at its farthest point. 96% of the Venusian atmosphere is composed of carbon dioxide. Due to the greenhouse effect, the temperature of Venus is very high, which will help us to manage global warming of the earth, if it worsens.
II) For data transmission, NEC has developed a flat antenna with 2 white discs: a larger one (for the transmission of radio waves) and a smaller one (to receive), for the probe to explore Venus : Akatsuki. The probe has a diameter of 90 cm and weighs 1 kg. 2 planar antennas are required as a minimum. Interesting alternative to the high parabolic antennas unable to communicate if the antenna suffers slight deviations. This flat antenna has many (2200), radial line slot antenna (RLSA) of spiral pattern that emit radio waves with equal amplitude and phase from the center of the disk, radially outward. The probe will soon allow the transmission of images from Venus to Earth, connecting the 2 planets.
LA CONQUISTA DEL SISTEMA SOLAR
II) Para la trasmisión de datos, NEC ha desarrollado una antena plana con 2 discos blancos : uno mas grande (para la trasmisión de ondas de radio) y otro más pequeño (para la recepción), para la sonda Akatsuki que explorará Venus. La sonda tiene un diámetro de 90 cm y pesa 1 kg. Se requieren 2 antenas planas como mínimo. Interesante alternativa frente a las altas antenas parabólicas incapaces de comunicarse si la antena sufre ligeras desviaciones. Esta antena plana contiene muchos (2200), radial line slot antenna (RLSA), de patrón espiral que emiten ondas de radio de la misma amplitud y fase radialmente del centro del disco, hacia afuera. La sonda permitirá pronto la trasmisión de imágenes de Venus hacia la Tierra, conectando los 2 planetas.