NASA ’ s Deep-Space Telecommunications Road Map

  title={NASA ’ s Deep-Space Telecommunications Road Map},
  author={Charles D. Edwards and C. T. Stelzried and Leslie J. Deutsch and Laura Swanson},
With the advent of faster, cheaper planetary missions, the coming decade promises a significant growth in the number of missions that will be simultaneously supported by NASA’s Deep Space Network (DSN). In addition, new types of missions will stretch our deep space communications capabilities. Ambitious outer planet missions, with extremely tenuous communications links due to their great distance, and data-intensive orbiter or in situ missions incorporating high-bandwidth science instruments… CONTINUE READING