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Viking 2 Lander

NSSDCA ID: 1975-083C

Telecommunications Description

Some of the data collected were returned by direct radio link to earth, but most were returned by relay through one of the orbiters via the UHF relay radio at 4 or 16 kbits/s. By direct link, engineering data could be returned at 8.33 and 33.33 kbits/s, and science data at 250, 500, and 1000 bits/s.

Telemetry Path

Telemetry support via parent spacecraft

Effective Telemetry

0.0 kbps

Telemetry Rates

4.0-16.0 kbps

Additional Information

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