False alarms

False alarms
False alarms In mid-August 2018, it looked like Opportunity lit up on the DSN Now boards and was phoning home. It turned out to be one of many false alarms to come. The Deep Space Network (DSN), a worldwide communication network for U.S. spacecraft has facilities in California, Spain, and Australia, supports all NASA's interplanetary spacecraft missions. The DSN is in operation 24 hours a day every day of the year. The graphic above shows NASA’s spacecraft at Mars communicating with Earth via the DSN antenna at Goldstone, CA. NASA / JPL-Caltech

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