AstroTerra's TerraLinkTM 8-155 laser communications equipment is designed for a clear weather range of 8 km and a data rate of 230 Mb/s, and TerraLink 4-155 is designed for a 2 km range. The TerraLink equipment achieves a reduction in scintillation-induced intensity fluctuations by using large receive apertures and multiple transmit apertures. We present measurements of received intensity fluctuations at different ranges through 4 inch and 8 inch receive apertures. We also present link margin data, with its implications for use of lasercom equipment in various weather conditions. Scintillation measurements were made while a communications link was operating by placing a second receive telescope with a PIN photodiode next to one of the lasercom transceivers. By plotting the probability of intensity vs. intensity, the necessary link margin to achieve a desired burst error rate can be calculated. At the longest ranges, the TerraLink equipment requires a scintillation fade margin of about 10 dB to achieve a 10-9 bit error rate. The equipment is designed with an additional margin of 4 - 5 dB for atmospheric attenuation.© (1998) COPYRIGHT SPIE--The International Society for Optical Engineering. Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.