JPL DESCANSO - Deep Space Communications and Navigation Center of Excellence

Design & Performance Summary Series

This Design and Performance Summary Series, issued by the Deep Space Communications and Navigation Systems Center of Excellence (DESCANSO), is a companion series to the DESCANSO Monograph Series. Authored by experienced scientists and engineers who participated in and contributed to deep-space missions, each article in this series summarizes the design and performance for major systems such as communications and navigation, for each mission. In addition, the series illustrates the progression of system design from mission to mission. Lastly, it collectively provides readers with a broad overview of the mission systems described.

Article 1 Mars Global Surveyor Telecommunications
Full Version - (pdf - 1.59 MB)

Article 2 Deep Space 1 Telecommunications
Full Version - (pdf - 2.56 MB)

Article 3 Cassini Orbiter/Huygens Probe Telecommunications
Full Version - (pdf - 2.95 MB)

Article 4 Voyager Telecommunications
Full Version - (pdf - 3.23 MB)

Article 5 Galileo Telecommunications
Full Version - (pdf - 4.18 MB)

Article 6 Odyssey Telecommunications
Full Version - (pdf - 3.11 MB)

Article 7 Deep Space 1 Navigation: Extended Missions
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Article 8 Deep Space 1 Navigation: Primary Mission
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Article 9 Deep Impact Flyby and Impactor Telecommunications
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Article 10 Mars Exploration Rover Telecommunications
Full Version - (pdf - 6.85 MB)

Article 11 Mars Exploration Rover Navigation
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Article 12 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Telecommunications
Full Version - (pdf - 8.06 MB)

Article 13 Dawn Telecommunications
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Article 14 Mars Science Laboratory Telecommunications System Design
Full Version - (pdf - 5.48 MB)

Article 15 Phoenix Telecommunications
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Article 16 Juno Telecommunications
Full Version - (pdf - 3.58 MB)