In this illustrated problem set, students use pi to collect samples from an asteroid, fly a helicopter on Mars for the first time, find efficient ways to talk with distant spacecraft, and study the forces behind Earth's beautiful auroras.
In this illustrated problem set, students use pi to collect samples from an asteroid, fly a helicopter on Mars for the first time, find efficient ways to talk with distant spacecraft, and study the forces behind Earth's beautiful auroras.
This video explains how NASA's Deep Space Network uses a system of giant antennas located around the world – and electromagnetic energy – to talk to spacecraft.
This video explains how NASA's Deep Space Network uses a system of giant antennas located around the world – and electromagnetic energy – to talk to spacecraft.
In this illustrated math problem, students use the mathematical constant pi to compare signal strength between traditional radio wave communication and the Deep Space Optical Communication system.
In this illustrated math problem, students use the mathematical constant pi to compare signal strength between traditional radio wave communication and the Deep Space Optical Communication system.
Students learn how waves are used in communication between far-away spacecraft and the Deep Space Network on Earth. They then practice communicating using a similar process, and finally develop a method of communicating using repeated signals.
Students learn how waves are used in communication between far-away spacecraft and the Deep Space Network on Earth. They then practice communicating using a similar process, and finally develop a method of communicating using repeated signals.