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Astro 1

NSSDCA ID: ASTRO-1

Telecommunications Description

The original plan required TDRS for real-time inspection of data, and downloading the data to the ground, but not for operations of the telescopes. During the mission a problem occurred and the Instrument Pointing System could not be operated by the shuttle crew. A solution was found by real-time commanding of the telescopes via the Ku band on TDRS.

Telemetry Path

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

Effective Telemetry

35.5 kbps

Telemetry Rate

2.0 kbps

Additional Information

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