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

Geoff Richards richards.gr at gmail.com
Sun Jul 19 05:50:59 EDT 2015


As I understand it, the last quick-look image comes down on Monday, then
all the particles and fields data, which will take to mid-September.  All
the imagery, compressed, will take the next two months and finally another
year for loss-less imagery.

Geoff

On 19 July 2015 at 03:18, John Charles <jbcharle at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> 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.
>
>
> At 00:57 19/07/2015, Allen Thomson wrote:
>
>
> > 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.
>
> _______________________________________________
>
> FPSPACE mailing list
>
> FPSPACE at mail.friends-partners.org
>
> http://lists.friends-partners.org/mailman/listinfo/fpspace
>
>
> _______________________________________________
> FPSPACE mailing list
> FPSPACE at mail.friends-partners.org
> http://lists.friends-partners.org/mailman/listinfo/fpspace
>
>
> _______________________________________________
> FPSPACE mailing list
> FPSPACE at mail.friends-partners.org
> http://lists.friends-partners.org/mailman/listinfo/fpspace
>
>
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.friends-partners.org/pipermail/fpspace/attachments/20150719/b1e2ad15/attachment.html>


More information about the FPSPACE mailing list