Communication with Space Probes and beyond

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Presenter: Colin Byfleet

Published: March 2009

Age: 14-19 and upwards

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Tags: Space

Type: Lectures

Source/institution: FSU

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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.