Source: NASA

Authors: Monika Luabeya

Published Date: Wed, 01 May 2024 17:42:38 +0000

Summary: On April 20, 2024, all six radio frequency antennas at NASA’s Madrid Deep Space Communication Complex simultaneously received data from Voyager 1 for the first time, enhancing the ability to collect its faint signals from over 15 billion miles away. This arraying technique is crucial as Voyager 1’s signal takes over 22 hours to reach Earth, and increasingly requires multiple antennas to downlink science data as the spacecraft travels further.

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