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Deep Space Communications
Every NASA mission delving into deep space has a communications system to carry commands and other information from Earth to the spacecraft, and to return scientific data from the spacecraft to Earth. The vast majority of deep space missions never return to Earth, which means that after the launch of these spacecraft, the tracking and communications systems are the only ways in which we can interact with them. After launch, spacecraft problems can only be diagnosed, repaired, or mitigated through the communications system. Without a consistently efficient communications system, a successful mission would be impossible.Read More about Deep Space Communications
Curtis Padgett Group Supervisor
Curtis Padgett
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Sarah Bennett
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