Mars Orbiter MAVEN Demonstrates Relay Prowess

Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 11, 2014

The newest node in NASA’s Mars telecommunications network – a radio aboard the MAVEN orbiter custom-designed for data links with robots on the surface of Mars – handled a copious 550 megabits during its first relay of real Mars data.

MAVEN’s Electra UHF radio received the transmission from NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover on Nov. 6, using an adaptive data rate as the orbiter passed through th —> Read More Here


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