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Gravity Probe-B (GP-B) Mission and Tracking, Telemetry and Control Subsystem OverviewThe National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, Alabama will launch the Gravity Probe B (GP-B) space experiment in the Fall of 2002. The GP-B spacecraft was developed to prove Einstein's theory of General Relativity. This paper will provide an overview of the GPB mission and will discuss the design, and test of the spacecraft Tracking, Telemetry and Control (TT&C) subsystem which incorporates NASA's latest generation standard transponder for use with the NASA Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS).
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Kennedy, Paul (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL United States)
Bell, Joseph L.
Date Acquired
August 20, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2001
Subject Category
Space Communications, Spacecraft Communications, Command and Tracking
Meeting Information
International Telemetering Conference(Las Vegas, NV)
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.