New Horizons Pluto probe nearing its target

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The data is now coming in (and going out) from Goldstone's 'smallest' antenna. :p

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There is hope for us yet.
 
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DSS 14 is the biggest scope at Goldtone - its a 70m dish. DSS 24/25/26 are all 34m antennas.
 
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DSS 14 is the biggest scope at Goldtone - its a 70m dish. DSS 24/25/26 are all 34m antennas.
Everything at the sharp end was based around the 26m originals, the reflector is effectively a scale model.

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-148dBm on DSS14, 501Baud at around 1700 but now 842Bd
Voyagers are usually around -153 to-156dBm at 10-160Bd on the 70m dishes

There is hope for us yet.
Only about 30dB below my RX threshold so it might be detectable if integrated over an hour or few
 
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Extender panels :Y
 
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From Mission Control

Data transmission from New Horizons will pause for about a week while the spacecraft passes behind the sun as seen from here on Earth. Data transmission resumes Jan. 10, starting a 20-month download of the spacecraft's remaining scientific treasures.
 
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Stuff on its way, at least it has survived a few days behind the sun, plus many more kilometres through the solar system.

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A bit stronger than before hence higher data rate
 
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