[FPSPACE] Here's a question (about Pluto photo down-transmits)

John Charles jbcharle at gmail.com
Sat Jul 18 22:18:52 EDT 2015


According to http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/Mission/Spacecraft/Data-Collection.php, it will take until late 2016 to download all the data acquired during the flyby. 
John Charles
Houston, Texas

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> On Jul 18, 2015, at 19:12, David M Harland <dave.harland at ntlworld.com> wrote:
> 
> I think I read somewhere that they hope to send simultaneously on the prime and backup transmitters, to reduce the overall time.
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> At 00:57 19/07/2015, Allen Thomson wrote:
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> 
>> > Is it going to take two months?  Perhaps two more weeks?  Longer?
>> 
>> 
>> NASA says 16 months to get all the encounter data back. Presumably some prioritization will be done, and I'd assume that the close pictures would get preference.
>> 
>> I've seen various assertions as to the data rate ranging between 1200 and 4000 kbps. Not fast at any rate. It is, after all, a 12 Watt transmitter beaming across four light-hours.
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