NASA’s Deep Space Network Project Manager Alaudin Bhanji: Journey to Mars supported by New Antenna

Emily Baker for Canberra Times – November 2, 2016: A new antenna that may one day help humans communicate from Mars to Earth will be officially unveiled near Canberra on Thursday.

Deep Space Station 36 – the latest antenna to be built at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex – first started operating on October 1.

Station Director Ed Kruzins and Network Director Al Bhanji with Deep Space Station 36, the new antenna set to be officially opened on Thursday. Photo: Rohan Thomson
Station Director Ed Kruzins and Network Director Al Bhanji with Deep Space Station 36, the new antenna set to be officially opened on Thursday. Photo: Rohan Thomson

The 34-metre beam waveguide antenna will play an important role in NASA’s Journey to Mars by allowing for science, tracking and command data to be sent back and forth from Earth.

For commentary by Alaudin Bhanji – Former Ismaili National Council President for USA and NASA’s Deep Space Network (DSN) Project Manager (Al Bhanji as he is popularly referred to as) – explaining the Deep Space Network, see the following video introduction:

 

Source: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/journey-to-mars-supported-by-new-canberran-antenna-20161102-gsg1nv.html

Author: ismailimail

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2 thoughts

  1. Congratulations Aladdinbhi .yes I remember you .during crises in Seattle jamathana you did fantastic job . May Alla bless you and your family . Amine.

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