Space agencies prepare for communications drop out as Mars is cut off from Earth

Space agencies prepare for communications drop out as Mars is cut off from Earth

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Diagram showing the position of Earth and Mars during the conjunction

NASA and other space agencies are preparing for some down time next week as communications with the planet Mars are cut off or seriously degraded. On July 27 at 01:17 GMT, the Red Planet will be in conjunction with the Sun. This means that between July 22 to August 1 there will be so much radio interference from the solar corona that it will not be possible to safely transmit orders to any of the Mars spacecraft.

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July 17, 2017 at 07:59PM

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