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Deep Space 2


Telecommunications Description

Data will be stored on-board the DS2 probe and then transmitted to the orbiting Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft for relay back to the Deep Space Network (DSN) on Earth. There will be four opportunities for transmission (at 7 kilobits per second) to Mars Global Surveyor in the first two martian days as it passes overhead in its near-polar orbit. Transmissions from DS2 will be in the UHF band.

Telemetry Path

Telemetry support via parent spacecraft

Effective Telemetry

0 kbps

Telemetry Rate

7 - 7 kbps

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Dr. David R. Williams

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