The Deep Space Network
(DSN) is the global system developed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) under contract to NASA to provide communications with interplanetary spacecraft.
Until final altitude numbers became available, the giant antennas of Nasa's Deep Space Network
continued to scan the skies in search of a signal.
But yesterday signals from the NASA Deep Space Network
station in Canberra, Australia, were answered.
Global Surveyor will transmit photographs and other data via the Deep Space Network
(DSN), the largest communications network in the world.
JAXA's tracking stations in Japan, as well as those of NASA's Deep Space Network
provided mission planners with near-continuous communications with the spacecraft keeping them informed on spacecraft health.
The preprogrammed "phone call" -- a 15-minute series of status messages beamed back to mission operations at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Maryland through NASA's Deep Space Network
-- ended a very suspenseful 21-hour waiting period.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, provides navigation and Deep Space Network
support, as well as the Electra telecommunications relay hardware and operations.
The vast distance means the European Space Agency has to rely on NASA's Deep Space Network
of giant radio antennas to communicate with Rosetta.
The telemetry and tracking data were received by NASA s Deep Space Network
antenna station in Canberra, Australia.
Another experiment will use the radio link between InSight and NASA's Deep Space Network
antennas on Earth to precisely measure a wobble in Mars' rotation that could reveal whether Mars has a molten or solid core.
The spacecraft has been continuously monitored by ISRO with the help of Deep Space Network
managed by NASA-JPL.
The spacecraft is being continuously monitored from the Spacecraft Control Centre at ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network ( ISTRAC) in Bangalore with support from Indian Deep Space Network
( IDSN) antennae at Byalalu in Ramanagara district, Karnataka.