deep-space probe

deep-space probe

[¦dēp ¦spās ′prōb]
(aerospace engineering)
A spacecraft designed for exploring space beyond the gravitational and magnetic fields of the earth.
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After Juno's launch aboard an Atlas V rocket, mission controllers now await telemetry from the spacecraft indicating it has achieved its proper orientation, and that its massive solar arrays, the biggest on any NASA deep-space probe, have deployed and are generating power.
After a NASA deep-space probe crash lands in Mexico, alien life forms spread throughout the US-Mexico border region, leading to areas being quarantined.
I can tell you that we removed a piece of it and presented it to the New Horizons deep-space probe team, which is the first non-NASA developed deep-space probe," Rutan said.
The "SuperSat" would be the first deep-space probe able to send back live digital television over its high-bandwidth communications link.
He works for a company that is a behind-the-scenes but necessary supporter of the space projects operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, working at the site in California's desert that is home for the giant antennas that communicate with Curiosity and other deep-space probes.
But two researchers at Penn State university disagree with the Obama administration, and insisted that our deep-space probes - NASA's Pioneer and Voyager craft - may be equally too small for extraterrestrial civilisations to notice.
From Jules Verne's book From the Earth to the Moon, penned more than 140 years ago, to CGI-laden space movies and the real-life exploits of a manned moon landing, deep-space probes, satellites and zero-gravity experiments: space exploration is both exciting, and surprisingly commonplace.
In reality, thermoelectrics have been too inefficient and expensive to do much more than cool beverages in picnic baskets or power deep-space probes that need especially reliable components (SN: 9/6/97 p.
A Government Accounting Office report on power sources for deep-space probes issued in May said future missions may pose less of a health risk than past missions.
It stated: "Until now, deep-space probes had to use thermonuclear power generators like the so-called RTGs.
Of these 149 space systems, 114 are low-orbit satellites, 32 are geosynchronous satellites and three are deep-space probes.
Livingston has worked on projects ranging from electric and hybrid vehicle research, design of servo controllers for the 34m and 64m dish antennas of the NASA Deep Space Network, the NASA/JPL/CalTech Hypercube massively-parallel computing projects used for processing of image data from NASA deep-space probes, PC peripheral products, music synthesizers, and digital cameras.