[FPSPACE] Here's a question (about Pluto photo down-transmits)
Michael K. Heney
mike at heney.net
Sat Jul 18 19:57:10 EDT 2015
The data download rate I heard was 1000 bits/second, with 8-9 months
transmit the full data load back to Earth. There are still science
so the spacecraft isn't always pointed at Earth to transmit.
Quoting Peter Pesavento <pjp961 at svol.net>:
> Here's a question set about the Pluto downloads from the spacecraft.
> If the download bandwidth is 4 kilobits/second, then that explains why so
> few pictures have been released up to this point from the closest encounter
> But this prompts the question: Does anyone know what the time frame is
> involved that we can expect to have all the imagery down on the ground?
> (Including the non-compressed high rez stuff) Is it within this month? Is
> it going to take two months? Perhaps two more weeks? Longer?
> Please enlighten.
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