Small Deep Space Transponder

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The Small Deep Space Transponder (SDST), developed by General Dynamics and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is a spacecraft terminal for X-Band and Ka-Band telecommunications with the NASA Deep Space Network (DSN). Making extensive use of MMICs, multichip modules, and a new signal processing ASIC, the SDST’s flexible design provides the capability to meet the telecommunication needs of nearly every deep space mission.

 

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General Dynamics – Small Deep Space Transponder

Overview
NameSmall Deep Space Transponder
ManufacturerGeneral Dynamics
SubsystemCommunication
ClassificationTransponder
Form FactorSmallSat
TRL9
HeritageYes
Vendor Overview
Vendor NameGeneral Dynamics
Vendor Websitehttps://gdmissionsystems.com/
Vendor LocationsCanada, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, United States
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    SPECIFICATIONS
    SubsystemCommunication
    ClassificationTransponder
    Form FactorSmallSat
    VendorGeneral Dynamics
    HeritageYes
    Mass3.2 kg
    Nominal Power12.5 W

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