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Uplink-Downlink: A History of the Deep Space Network, 1957-1997In these pages, the informed reader will discover a simple description of what the Deep Space Network (DSN) is about, and how it works an aspect of NASA's spectacular planetary program that seldom found its way into the popular media coverage of those major events. Future historical researchers will find a complete record of the origin and birth of the DSN, its subsequent development and expansion over the ensuing four decades, and a description of the way in which the DSN was used to fulfill the purpose for which it was created. At the same time, the specialist reader is provided with an abundant source of technical references that address every aspect of the advanced telecommunications technology on which the success of the DSN depended. And finally, archivists, educators, outreach managers, and article writers will have ready recourse to the inner workings of the DSN and how they related to the more publicly visible events of the planetary space program.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Document Type
Mudgway, Douglas J.
(Mudgway (Douglas J.) CA United States)
Launius, Roger
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2001
Publication Information
ISBN: 0-16-066599-X
Subject Category
Space Communications, Spacecraft Communications, Command And Tracking
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.21:4227
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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