Talking to spacecraft
Hear about the state of the art from the program manager of NASA's Deep Space Network and the Spitzer Space Telescope's mission manager.
March 19, 2008
|"Inside NASA's Deep Space Network" gave me an opportunity to delve into an aspect of space exploration I had always wondered about. We tend to focus on the results — the fabulous Cassini images from Saturn, Voyager 1's "taste" of plasma in the far solar system — rather than the process of acquiring them. But if you can't receive the data, there's little point in launching pricey space probes.|
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