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News Archive / Tagged: Deep Space Network

  • NASA trying to reestablish contact with Opportunity rover

    Jason RhianJanuary 29th, 2019

    Engineers are sending new commands to Mars rover Opportunity, addressing "low-likelihood" scenarios that could be preventing the vehicle from communicating.

  • New Horizons takes first images of Ultima Thule

    Laurel KornfeldAugust 30th, 2018

    From a distance of more than 100 million miles (160 million kilometers) and against a background filled with stars, New Horizons' Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) took the first images of its second target, Kuiper Belt Object (KBO) Ultima Thule.

  • Correction maneuver puts NASA’s InSight lander on path to Mars

    Laurel KornfeldMay 24th, 2018

    The first and largest of six planned course correction maneuvers directing NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy, and Heat Transport (InSight) lander to Mars was successfully completed Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

  • Deep Space Network – providing communications for over 50 years

    Lloyd CampbellJune 11th, 2017

    The NASA Deep Space Network (DSN) comprises three sites across the globe which provide telecommunications with interplanetary spacecraft located throughout the Solar System and beyond.

  • Lost Moon orbiter found using new radar technique

    Paul KnightlyMarch 14th, 2017

    NASA has spotted a lost spacecraft orbiting the Moon as well as its own Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter thanks to a newly developed radar technique.