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Title: A Deep Space Optical Communications Demonstration with the Galileo Spacecraft on its Way to Jupiter (abstract)
Authors: Wilson, K. E.
Lesh, J. R.
Yan, T-Y.
Issue Date: 20-Jan-1993
Citation: Los Angeles, CA
Abstract: The GOPEX (Galileo Optical communications from an Earth-based transmitter) demonstration was performed from transmitter sites at Table Mountain Observatory, CA and Starfire Optical Range, NM. The experiment was done over an eight day period, December 9 through December 16 as Galileo receded from Earth on its way to Jupiter. At a range of 6 million kilometers (15 times the Earth-Moon distance), the transmission from Table Mountain Observatory eight days after Earth-flyby represents the longest range for laser transmission and detection.
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