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Communications with Mars During Periods of Solar Conjunction: Initial Study Results

  title={Communications with Mars During Periods of Solar Conjunction: Initial Study Results},
  author={D. Morabito and R. Hastrup},
During the initial phase of the human exploration of Mars, a reliable communications link to and from Earth will be required. The direct link can easily be maintained during most of the 780-day Earth–Mars synodic period. However, during periods in which the direct Earth–Mars link encounters increased intervening charged particles during superior solar conjunctions of Mars, the resultant effects are expected to corrupt the data signals to varying degrees. The purpose of this article is to… Expand

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