The RF telecommunications system for the New Horizons mission to Pluto

  title={The RF telecommunications system for the New Horizons mission to Pluto},
  author={C. C. Deboy and Christopher B. Haskins and Travis A. Brown and Ron Schulze and M. Bernacik and J. Robert Jensen and Wesley P. Millard and Dennis J. Duven and Stuart W. Hill},
  journal={2004 IEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings (IEEE Cat. No.04TH8720)},
  pages={-1478 Vol.3}
  • C. Deboy, C. Haskins, S. Hill
  • Published 6 March 2004
  • Physics
  • 2004 IEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings (IEEE Cat. No.04TH8720)
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