NASA is working on upgrades of the Deep Space Network as the space center sends more and more missions across the solar system. The space agency is trying to upgrade interplanetary communications. NASA is upgrading its antenna-enhancement program that would help rebuild capacity. Under the program, will build two new antennas. The team has also upgraded the 70-meter dish at Canberra.
NASA next planned upgrades include the Madrid and Goldstone receivers. These systems are the latest and can manage multiple signals received at one antenna and forward to the digital receiver. This could allow tracking numerous signals received from missions sent to Mars. New approaches for the Deep Space Network have also been designed. The DSN previously operated locally.
NASA, as part of the DSN up-gradation, has also tested the optical laser line-of-sight communication. Additionally, it is planning several missions to test ad upgrade the infrared laser relays.The Deep Space Network has guided many crews that carried their missions to Moon as well as Mars. It has guided the spacecraft, rovers, and humans as well, carrying their mission across the solar system.
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