[FPSPACE] Last Bits of 2015 Pluto Flyby Data Received on Earth

LARRY KLAES ljk4 at msn.com
Fri Oct 28 14:14:14 EDT 2016

And just think, a mere half-century ago it took a deep space probe one whole week to return 22 black-and-white images at a data rate of 8.5 bits per second just from Mars:



Mariner 4 to Mars | Drew Ex Machina<http://www.drewexmachina.com/2015/07/14/mariner-4-to-mars/>
The Mariner-Mars Spacecraft. The Mariner-Mars 1964 project was officially approved by NASA in early November 1962 - over a month before NASA's first planet-bound ...

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Subject: [FPSPACE] Last Bits of 2015 Pluto Flyby Data Received on Earth

NASA's New Horizons mission reached a major milestone this week when the
last bits of science data from the Pluto flyby - stored on the
spacecraft's digital recorders since July 2015 - arrived safely on Earth.

It was the last of the 50-plus total gigabits of Pluto system data
transmitted to Earth by New Horizons over the past 15 months.


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