radio science system

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A system used to receive science data that has been acquired by ground measurements of a spacecraft's radio signal. Investigators can use remote controls to command equipment in NASA's deep-space network to record data of this nature.

Radio science experiments involve the effects that bodies and phenomena in space have on a spacecraft's radio signal. Such effects can be caused by the Sun, a planet, a moon, planetary rings, or gravitational fields.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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