JPL DESCANSO - Deep Space Communications and Navigation Center of Excellence

The Interplanetary Network: Gateway to Exploration and Discovery

Presented by:
Dr. William J. Weber
Director for the Interplanetary Network Directorate (IND) (900)


The mission of the Interplanetary Network is "to enable telescience and telepresence throughout the Solar System and beyond.... bringing the sensors to the scientist and the planets to the public." This talk describes some of the steps necessary to fulfill this mission and vision.

The Speaker

Presenting the seminar will be Dr. William J. Weber, Director for the Interplanetary Network Directorate at JPL. Bill has 35 years experience in all aspects of communications at JPL. He has made technical contributions to deep space and earth-orbiting missions and has held numerous management positions, including Manager of the Telecommunications Science and Engineering Division and Director for the Engineering and Science Directorate.

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