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MarCO Wins the ‘Oscar’ for Tiny Spacecraft

August 12, 2019

The first briefcase-size CubeSats to journey to another planet have been honored for their role in NASA InSight’s…
Astronomers are Using NASA’s Deep Space Network to Hunt for Magnetars

March 4, 2019

Right, magnetars. Perhaps one of the most ferocious beasts to inhabit the cosmos. Loud, unruly, and temperamental, they…
Disruption Tolerant Networking to Demonstrate Internet in Space

July 18, 2018

NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations and Science Mission Directorates are collaborating to make interplanetary internet a reality. They’re…
Going green to the Red Planet

November 30, 2017

ESA’s ground station in Western Australia routinely communicates with spacecraft at far-away places like Mars. Now, it’s using…
Deep Space Communications via Faraway Photons

October 19, 2017

A spacecraft destined to explore a unique asteroid will also test new communication hardware that uses lasers instead…
New Antenna in Alaska Expands Spacecraft Communications Capabilities

October 4, 2017

NASA’s newest communications antenna became operational today following a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Alaska Satellite Facility in Fairbanks.…
Big dishes band together

August 27, 2017

Earlier this month, radio dishes from three deep-space networks combined to catch faint ‘survival’ whispers from one of…
NASA Successfully Launches Latest Communications Satellite

August 19, 2017

NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-M (TDRS-M), which is the third and final in a series of next…
Two Voyagers Taught Us How to Listen to Space

August 3, 2017

As NASA’s twin Voyager spacecraft were changing our understanding of the solar system, they also spurred a leap…
ESA boosting its Argentine link with deep space

April 26, 2017

Thanks to some high-tech improvements, ESA’s radio dish in Argentina will be ready to receive the rising torrent…
Successful Deep Space Maneuver for NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft

January 18, 2017

New tracking data confirms that NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft aced its first Deep Space Maneuver (DSM-1) on Dec. 28,…
NASA Meets the Big Game: Five Things Space and Football Have in Common

January 13, 2017

As Super Bowl LI in Houston approaches and players, coaches and a host of personnel behind the scenes…
Big Iron gets technology boost

September 18, 2015

ESA deploys ‘big iron’ to communicate with its deep-space missions: three 35 m-diameter dishes employing some of the…
Who Needs a Deep Space Network? Two Martian Spacecraft Communicate Via Twitter

September 25, 2014

India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) spacecraft was greeted via Twitter after successfully entering orbit of the Red Planet. The…
50 Years of Talking to Space: a NASA Social for the Deep Space Network

April 9, 2014

The participants of the DSN NASA Social gathered in front of the DSS-14 70-meter antenna at Goldstone, April…
Amazing space: NASA head in Australia to celebrate 50 years of partnership

March 19, 2014

NASA Administrator Mr Charles Bolden will today address a gathering at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, ACT,…
Check Out NASA’s New “Dashboard” for Spacecraft Communications

March 17, 2014

How do scientists and engineers communicate with their spacecraft? All the robotic missions going to various points in…
Space Image: Space Communications Antenna Supported Early NASA Missions

March 14, 2014

This 26 meter (85 foot) antenna operated in Woomera (Island Lagoon), Australia at Deep Space Station (DSS) 41,…
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