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Dynamics Explorer 1

NSSDCA ID: 1981-070A

Telecommunications Description

Failure of one of the two tape recorders (Feb. 14, 1984) and degradation of thermal coating resulted in a decrease of the duty cycle from initially close to 90% to 16-55% in 1988.

Telemetry Path

Telemetry support via other (non-DSN) NASA ground station

Effective Telemetry

1.03 kbps

Telemetry Rate

16.4 kbps

Additional Information

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