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  • Subsystems
  • The spacecraft subsystems were designed to meet tight resource allocations (mass and power) yet provide the necessary control and data handling finesse to support data collection and return when the one-way light time during the Pluto fly-by is 4.5 hours. (springer.com)
  • aboard
  • Earth seen from Messenger View of Earth created from images captured by the wide-angle camera in the Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS) aboard the Messenger spacecraft. (britannica.com)
  • solar arrays
  • Two long rectangular solar arrays are connected by struts extending to the opposite sides of the spacecraft and with their surfaces in the same plane as this face, extending parallel to each other in their long directions. (solarviews.com)
  • This still image from a Juno mission animation shows how the spinning spacecraft might look during deployment of its giant solar arrays. (space.com)
  • MISSIONS
  • The move was necessary to maintain the spacecraft and save fuel for possible future missions. (foxnews.com)
  • The spacecraft will land by parachute in the northern Chinese region of Inner Mongolia, which has been used for all previous missions, and forecasters say the weather will be suitable, according to Xinhua. (news24.com)
  • Moreover, working from opposite Lagrange points, the two spacecraft will be able to measure solar wind turbulence on scales never sampled by previous missions. (nasa.gov)
  • space
  • Townsend_00.pdf - Overview of active methods for shielding spacecraft from energetic space radiation. (dartmouth.edu)
  • Messenger , in full Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry, and Ranging , U.S. spacecraft that studied Mercury 's surface and environment . (britannica.com)
  • The Magellan spacecraft was launched by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration from the space shuttle on May 4, 1989. (britannica.com)
  • planet
  • To visualize this, consider a spacecraft orbitinga planet. (af.mil)
  • The primary spacecraft instrument was a synthetic aperture radar that could obtain images of the Venusian surface through the clouds that permanently surround the planet . (britannica.com)
  • NASA's Juno spacecraft blasted off Friday (Aug. 5), kicking off a five-year journey to faraway Jupiter , the largest planet in the solar system. (space.com)
  • instruments
  • These data types differ fromthe telemetry data, generated by science instruments and spacecraft healthsensors, which is transmitted via modulated subcarrier. (af.mil)
  • data
  • Sif Mons, a shield volcano on Venus, in a low-angle computer-generated view based on radar data from the Magellan spacecraft. (britannica.com)
  • begins
  • A VLBIobservation of a spacecraft begins when two DSN stations on separatecontinents, separated by a very long baseline, track a single spacecraftsimultaneously. (af.mil)
  • provides
  • One DSS provides an uplink to the spacecraft so it can generate a stabledownlink, and then it receives two-way. (af.mil)
  • power
  • The current power levels are about 249 watts for each spacecraft. (nasa.gov)
  • As the electrical power decreases, power loads on the spacecraft must be turned off in order to avoid having demand exceed supply. (nasa.gov)
  • The two spacecraft were running out of power and freezing to death," says Angelopoulos. (nasa.gov)
  • time
  • A uniquely coded ranging pulse may be added to the uplink to a spacecraft, andits transmission time is recorded. (af.mil)
  • high
  • Shepherd_07.pdf - Comment on "Applications for Deployed High Temperature Superconducting Coils in Spacecraft Engineering: A Review and Analysis" by J. C. Cocks et al. (dartmouth.edu)
  • Magellan , U.S. spacecraft that from 1990 to 1994 used radar to create a high-resolution map of the surface of Venus . (britannica.com)