Radio and video signals mars

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I was wondering what kind of things you would need to transmit to a satellite or something on mars and get video and whatever other signals back from there. Like transmit controls there for a rover to take and possibly to bring it back. So for the journey there and back.
 

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russ_watters
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A radio antenna, transmitter, and receiver. Due to the distance, the antennas should be parabolic dishes. The Mars rovers also use an orbiting satellite as a relay platform to reduce the power requirement of the landers.
 
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How strong of one would you suggest for something like this?
 
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berkeman
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How strong of one would you suggest for something like this?
You could probably find a lot of the info at NASA's website, under the pages on related projects. I'm sure the rover pages have lots of technical info, and pointers to more info.
 

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