JPL/NASA DSOc Project

NASA’s human and robotic exploration of space will require enhanced telecommunications. NASA’s Technology Roadmap sets a goal for communications projects to increase performance and efficiency by 10 to 100 times the current status quo, all without increasing the mission burden in mass, volume, power and/or spectrum. The Deep Space Optical Communication (DSOC) project at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is developing laser communications to meet this goal.

This project was a ton of fun. I got to work with JPL's finest engineers to create this beautiful logo that everybody loves. Some challenges were communication, as working with engineers is a bit different than working with fellow creatives or other clients. We had some challenges trying to stay away from the "patch" look that most Nasa mission logos have, but also create an iconic, simple and easy to read logo that still incorporated key points in the project.

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