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Fraser
2011-Oct-12, 11:00 PM
Quite often, communication rates with remote spacecraft have been a limiting factor when exploring our solar system. For example, it can take up to 90 minutes to transfer one high-resolution image from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to scientists on Earth. Improving data communication rates would allow scientists to collect additional data from future missions to [...]

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