Skip to main content

Questions tagged [space-probe]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
18 votes
2 answers

What bitrates are currently achievable for communication with interplanetary space probes?

In communication with interplanetary space probes, it is clear that one has to take the delay caused by speed of light into account. Besides that, what are current limits for the data upload and ...
Irigi's user avatar
  • 675
9 votes
1 answer

Is the 1970's Viking Orbiter due to contaminate Mars?

From Wiki: The Viking program ended on May 21, 1983. To prevent an imminent impact with Mars the orbit of Viking 1 orbiter was raised on August 7, 1980 before it was shut down 10 days later. Impact ...
White Prime's user avatar