Clarksville, TN Online: News, Opinion, Arts & Entertainment.


Topic: NASA’s Space Communications and Navigation Testbed

NASA’s Advanced Communications Testbed to be tested on the International Space Station

 

Written by Priscilla Vega
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – New and improved ways for future space travelers to communicate will be tested on the International Space Station. The SCaN Testbed, or Space Communications and Navigation Testbed – designed and built at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland over the last three years. – will launch later this year from Japan, for delivery to the Space Station.

The SCaN Testbed will provide an orbiting laboratory on the Space Station for the development of Software Defined Radio technology. Researchers will have the capability to load new software onto these devices even after they’ve launched.

Summer 2011, Glenn Research Center engineers and technicians (left to right, clockwise): Joe Kerka, Tom Hudach, Andrew Sexton, and Allan Rybar transport NASA's Space Communications and Navigation (SCAN) Testbed flight system in the West High Bay area of the Power Systems Facility at Glenn Research Center in Cleveland on a dolly cart. (Image credit: NASA)

Summer 2011, Glenn Research Center engineers and technicians (left to right, clockwise): Joe Kerka, Tom Hudach, Andrew Sexton, and Allan Rybar transport NASA's Space Communications and Navigation (SCAN) Testbed flight system in the West High Bay area of the Power Systems Facility at Glenn Research Center in Cleveland on a dolly cart. (Image credit: NASA)

«Read the rest of this article»

Sections: Technology | No Comments
 



  • Visit Us On FacebookVisit Us On TwitterVisit Us On PinterestVisit Us On YoutubeCheck Our FeedVisit Us On Instagram
  • Personal Controls

    Archives