View Full Version : Herschel Phones Home Literally

2009-May-19, 02:10 PM
For the first time in spaceflight history, a satellite has used mobile phone technology to radio back to Earth. The Herschel spacecraft which launched on May 14, called home two days later using the same technology used in GSM mobile phone networks to send test data to ESA’s deep space tracking station. [...]

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