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COBE

NSSDCA ID: 1989-089A

Telecommunications Description

A NASA standard TDRSS transponder was used for command, telemetry, and tracking. Transmission of data was through an S-band phased-array antenna, either in real time or from one of two tape recorders. The TDRSS link allowed 10-20 minute intervals during every other orbit for real-time data flow to GSFC via a ground station at White Sands.

Telemetry Path

Telemetry support via Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS)

Effective Telemetry

4.2 kbps

Telemetry Rate

4.0 kbps

Additional Information

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