Deep Space Network


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Deep Space Network

(DSN) A network of radio dishes used by NASA for communications from and to spacecraft beyond the Moon, including the Voyager and Pioneer probes now in the outer Solar System. Some Earth-orbiting missions also utilize the DSN. Three standard radio dishes, 70 meters in diameter and equipped with highly sensitive receivers, are located at Goldstone in the Mojave Desert, California, at Tidinbilla near Canberra, Australia, and at Robledo near Madrid, Spain. As the Earth rotates, there will always be one DSN station that can receive signals from a spacecraft.

Deep Space Network

[¦dēp ¦spās ′net‚wərk]
(aerospace engineering)
A spacecraft network operated by NASA which tracks, commands, and receives telemetry for all types of spacecraft sent to explore deep space, the moon, and solar system planets. Abbreviated DSN.
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Abstract: In this paper, we investigate the disruptive effects of solar scintillation in Deep Space Networks (DSNs) and we apply Network Coded Cooperation (NCC) in DSNs to improve the throughput, the robustness and the security of the communication systems.
It is very difficult to find any physical reason that may produce this anomaly, for any physical disturbance of the path of the spacecraft should manifest equally in the Deep Space Network and the Space Surveillance Network data.
NASA's Deep Space Network (DSN) provides communications and other services for planetary exploration missions as well as other missions beyond geostationary orbit, supporting both NASA and international users.
Since then, scientists have set up many clever experiments on many different space missions using only the spacecraft signal itself, plus the ability of the big Deep Space Network antennas to "see" it.
Command and control center for NASA's Deep Space Network, managed by JPL.
In spoken words radioed to the rover on Mars and relayed back again to the Deep Space Network on Earth, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden noted the difficulty of landing the rover on Mars, congratulated those concerned, and said curiosity is what drives humans to explore.
It is controlled by NASA scientists and engineers using the Deep Space Network of radio transmitters on Earth.
In that episode, the culprits gained total control over systems at the lab, which operates the Deep Space Network. They had the ability to alter files, add user accounts, and install hacking tools to steal staff credentials, Nextgov reported.
Scientists at Nasa's Deep Space Network in the California desert have tracked the quarter-mile-wide asteroid since last week as it approached from the direction of the sun at 29,000mph.
NASA's Deep Space Network antenna in Goldstone, California grabbed radar images of the asteroid looking like a large gray egg, which were posted on the NASA website late Monday.
Since late last week, antennas at the space agency's Deep Space Network in California have been monitoring the quarter-mile-wide (0.4-kilometer-wide) asteroid as it approaches from the direction of the sun.
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