AuthorBarton, Randal L.
AffiliationNew Mexico State University
KeywordsDeep Space Network (DSN)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Near Earth Asteroid Prospector (NEAP)
Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR)
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
Astronomical Unit (AU)
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AbstractThe Near Earth Asteroid Prospector (NEAP) has a scheduled launch date between mid- 1999 and mid-2000, and will encounter a yet to be determined near Earth asteroid (1.1 - 2.2 AU distance from Earth) some ten months later . The purpose of this mission is not only to collect valuable scientific and geological data, but to also determine the value of the asteroid’s materials for possible mining and exploitation , . The purpose of this paper is to detail frequency allocation issues and to determine possible return (space to Earth) data rates associated with deep space communications with the NEAP spacecraft.
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