In many space projects, communication is the principal functional element . Space communications systems are the electronic systems in spacecraft and their counterparts in ground stations (on Earth or on celestial bodies). These systems are required to transmit signals through space . Space communications has played a vital role in the exploration and conquest of space. The need for space communication has evolved from expanding conventional systems for terrestrial communications and from the need to communicate with data-gathering spacecraft . There are two important reasons for spacecraft communication. Space communication makes missions possible and is in the forefront of the development of any spacecraft. Without communication, space exploration would be useless. With the importance of communication in mind, I wanted to learn the elements of spacecraft communication from both the past and present. The three main questions that will be answered in the paper are: • How do we currently communicate with spacecraft? • What are the problems associated with communicating with spacecraft (i.e. delay, interference, and distance)? • How should the system compensate for the Doppler effect that will inevitably occur?
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Roberts, Tom L.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Business Administration
Management Information Systems
Business Administration -- Dissertations, Academic;Dissertations, Academic -- Business Administration;Artificial satellites in telecommunication;Astronautics -- Communication systems
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Jaster, Rebecca H., "Spacecraft communication" (2000). HIM 1990-2015. 187.