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Communications Tests Go Distance for MAVEN

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 09:39 AM

NASA Curiosity Rover Detects No Methane on Mars


www.nasa.gov said:

It's not easy to simulate millions of miles electronically, but that's what engineers did recently as they tested the all-important communications system the MAVEN spacecraft will use to relay its study results from Mars orbit to Earth-bound researchers.

Working from their consoles at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, a team of test engineers from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, better known as JPL, conducted more than a week of evaluations on the antennas and circuitry aboard the spacecraft.

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