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Iris Transponder-Communications and Navigation for Deep SpaceThe Jet Propulsion Laboratory has developed the Iris CubeSat compatible deep space transponder for INSPIRE, the first CubeSat to deep space. Iris is 0.4 U, 0.4 kg, consumes 12.8 W, and interoperates with NASA's Deep Space Network (DSN) on X-Band frequencies (7.2 GHz uplink, 8.4 GHz downlink) for command, telemetry, and navigation. This talk discusses the Iris for INSPIRE, it's features and requirements; future developments and improvements underway; deep space and proximity operations applications for Iris; high rate earth orbit variants; and ground requirements, such as are implemented in the DSN, for deep space operations.
Document ID
20160008237
Document Type
Conference Paper
External Source(s)
Authors
Duncan, Courtney B. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Smith, Amy E. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Aguirre, Fernando H. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
July 1, 2016
Publication Date
August 4, 2014
Subject Category
Spacecraft Design, Testing and Performance
Report/Patent Number
SSC14-IX-3
Meeting Information
AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites(Logan, UT)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
cubesat
DSN