[amsat-bb] 437 MHz - Curiosity - Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Frequencies

Trevor . m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Aug 6 13:18:16 PDT 2012

My thanks to someone who emailed me earlier this evening. 

Curiosity transmits around 401 MHz but the transponder on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has a CCSDS Forward Frequency in the 437 MHz Amateur-Satellite Service band.

We well know that 435-438 MHz is shared with the Military but 432-438 MHz is of course a Space SAR Band, and I understand general Space usage extends beyond that.

This paper describes the operation of the MRO (see page 34 onwards)

73 Trevor M5AKA

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