Communication with Space Probes and beyond
Presenter: Colin Byfleet
Published: March 2009
Age: 14-19 and upwards
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The main problems associated with communicating with distant space probes like Voyager 1 are investigated. The role played by diffraction in limiting the amount of power receivable on Earth is discussed. The further problems of reaching a nearby star are introduced and the inevitable time delay illustrated.