Wednesday 30 November 2016

Europe's New Mars Orbiter Starts Sending Data From NASA Rovers

WASHINGTON:  In the successful first relay test of a NASA radio aboard Europe's new Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO), data from NASA rovers Opportunity and Curiosity reached Earth last week, the US space agency said on Wednesday. The transmissions from the two active NASA rovers on Mars received by one of the twin Electra radios on the orbiter, mark a strengthening of the international
telecommunications network supporting Mars exploration, NASA said. The orbiter's main radio for communications with Earth subsequently relayed onward to Earth the data received by Electra.

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