Space agencies prepare for communications drop out as Mars is cut off from Earth

NASA and other space agencies are preparing for some down time next week as communications with the planet Mars are cut off or seriously degraded. On July 27 at 01:17 GMT, the Red Planet will be in conjunction with the Sun. This means that between July 22 to August 1 there will be so much radio interference from the solar corona that it will not be possible to safely transmit orders to any of the Mars spacecraft... Continue Reading Space agencies prepare for communications drop out as Mars is cut off from Earth Category: Space Tags: Mars NASA Related Articles: NASA taps six companies to develop habitats for Mars-bound astronauts NASA developing drones to take to Martian skies Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter races past 50,000-orbit milestone NASA'S Mars Odyssey spacecraft completes 60,000 orbits of the Red Planet

Space agencies prepare for communications drop out as Mars is cut off from Earth

NASA and other space agencies are preparing for some down time next week as communications with the planet Mars are cut off or seriously degraded. On July 27 at 01:17 GMT, the Red Planet ...

Mon 17 Jul 17 from Gizmag

For moratorium on sending commands to Mars, blame the Sun

This month, movements of the planets will put Mars almost directly behind the sun, from Earth's perspective, causing curtailed communications between Earth and Mars.

Sat 15 Jul 17 from Phys.org

For Moratorium on Sending Commands to Mars, Blame the Sun, Mon 17 Jul 17 from SpaceDaily

Rise to Mars! New Anthem Expresses Hope for Red Planet Exploration

If you're excited about the possibility of Mars exploration, there's now a theme song just for you: The Mars Society has released a new anthem calling for humanity to explore the Red Planet.

Thu 13 Jul 17 from SPACE.com

The future (or lack thereof) of NASA's Mars Exploration Program

NASA's ongoing program for exploring Mars with orbiters and rovers appears, at first glance, to be working well. Jason Callahan and Casey Dreier describe how the program is actually facing serious ...

Mon 17 Jul 17 from The Space Review

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