Ep. 521: The Deep Space Network

Posted on Mar 4, 2019 in Doing Astronomy, Exoplanets, Observing | 0 comments


We always focus on the missions, but there’s an important glue that holds the whole system together. The Deep Space Network. Today we’re going to talk about how this system works and how it communicates with all the spacecraft out there in the Solar System.

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Show Notes

Deep Space Network – 3 facilities
Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex
(Official site for Goldstone)
Madrid Deep Space Communications Complex
(Official Site for Madrid DSC)
Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (CDSCC)
(Official site for CDSCC)

Operations Control Center at JPL

NASA Eyes website – see DSN’s current communication targets live

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