[amsat-bb] Re: Curiosity - VK1ALR Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex Interview

Trevor . m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Aug 6 01:51:50 PDT 2012

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has a UHF transponder “MELACOM” (401-437 MHz) and 2 patch antennas to communicate with any landed asset on Mars surface supporting the CCSDS Proximity-1 protocol. 

Read the paper Mars Express and the NASA landers and rovers on Mars - Sustaining a backup relay in an interplanetary network http://www.spaceops2012.org/proceedings/documents/id1295328-Paper-003.pdf 

73 Trevor M5AKA

--- On Mon, 6/8/12, Trevor . <m5aka at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> The Operations Manager at the
> Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex VK1ALR was
> interviewed by the Canberra Times newspaper, see 
> See http://www.uk.amsat.org/?p=9407 
> N8MH to speak at AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium, 
> Guildford, Sept. 15-16 
> http://www.uk.amsat.org/?p=9388 

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