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