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What is the mission of deep space 1?

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  • Luke
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Deep Space 1: Quick Facts

    Mission Name:

    Deep Space 1 (DS1)


    To test 12 advanced technologies in deep space to lower the cost and risk to future science-driven missions that use them for the first time.

    Project Manager:

    Dr. Marc Rayman

    Major Contractors/Contributions:

    Spacecraft partner

    Spectrum Astro Inc., Gilbert, AZ

    Ion Propulsion System

    NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH

    Hughes Electron Dynamics Division, Torrance, CA

    Spectrum Astro, Moog Inc., East Aurora

    NY and Physical Science Inc., Andover, MA

    Solar Concentrator Arrays

    AEC-Able Engineering Inc., Goleta, CA

    Tecstar, City of Industry, CA

    Entech, Keller, TX

    NASA's Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH

    Remote Agent

    NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA

    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

    Miniature Integrated Camera Spectrometer [MICAS]

    U.S. Geological Survey, Flagstaff, AZ, SSG Inc., Waltham, MA

    University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary

    Laboratory, Tucson, AZ

    Boston University Center of Space Physics, Boston, MA

    Rockwell International Science Center, Thousand Oaks, CA

    Plasma Experiment for Planetary Exploration[PEPE]

    Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX

    Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM

    Small Deep Space Transponder

    Motorola Government Space Systems Division Technology Group, Scottsdale, AZ

    Ka-Band Solid-State Power Amplifier

    Lockheed Martin, Valley Forge, PA

    Low-Power Electronics

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Lincoln Laboratory, Cambridge, MA

    Multifunctional Structure

    U.S. Air Force's Phillips Laboratory, Kirtland Air Force Base, NM

    Lockheed Martin Astronautics, Denver, CO

    Power Activation and Switching Module

    Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, Boeing Co., Seattle, WA

    Total Cost:

    $149.7M (FY95-99)

    Development Costs (new start to launch + 30 days):


    Operations Costs:


    Launch Service(including launch vehicle):




    New Start Date:

    October 1, 1995

    Launch Date:

    October 24, 1998

    Launch Vehicle:

    Delta 7326-9.5 Med-Lite (first use of this model)

    Launch Site:

    Cape Canaveral Air Station, Florida

    Mission Results:

    12 technologies tested successfully

    Flyby asteroid Braille

    Began extended mission in September 1999

    Flyby of Asteroid 1992 KD On July 1999 At 27 km Altitude

    End Of Primary Mission Date:

    September 1999

    End Of Extended Mission Date:

    October 2001

    Launch Mass:

    486.32kg (includes spacecraft and propellants)

    High Gain Antenna Diameter:

    0.274 meters

    Communications Frequencies:

    X, Ka

    Max Data Rate:

    20 kilobits per second

    Max Power:

    2500W (a majority of this power, 2100W, is used to power the ion engine)The technology, called ion propulsion, already has proved its worth aboard NASA's Deep Space 1 probe. The spacecraft this week logged a record 200 days operating its ion-drive engine. That's more accumulated engine time than any other propulsion system in the history of the space program.

  • 1 decade ago

    To go where no man has gone before, except for the camera man who shoots the ship passing by.

  • Erika
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    nicely it relies upon how long i could be going..... deep area potential long i ges... so in all danger a %. of my girlfried and our 2 babies.... in any different case i might take an exceptionally vast bag of haribo =]

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Well does the camera count? as if men already been there?

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