Let's play some trivia! Week of May 4

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  3. Don’t cheat and PM your answer/ask for the answer from someone else

The Voyager Spacecraft have been providing scientific data for the last 40 years over the Deep Space Communications Network. Although the spacecraft will continue their journey for unknown millennia, we will only be able to communicate with them for another eight years. By that time, the Radionucleotide Thermoelectric Generators will have depleted to the point that they can no longer power Voyager’s remaining scientific instruments and transmitters. The spacecraft will fall silent. How about that for some interesting facts…

The Deep Space Communications Network communicates with the Voyager Spacecraft with a ___________ signal, and the Voyager responds with a ___________ signal.

  • 200 W, 20 W
  • 1000 W, 20 kW
  • 20 kW, 20 W
  • 50 W, 20 kW

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Great question, and some really cool info to learn from this one if you dig in. Those are some workhorses that have drastically exceeded expectations.

Great job on the trivia everyone. The correct answer was 20 kW, 20 W.

The Deep Space Communications Network communicates with the Voyager Spacecraft with a 20 kW signal, and the Voyager responds with a 20 W signal.

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