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15W to run a Comet Probe


#1

Still blows my mind that the Voyagers use only a 23 Watt radio which is less then 8x as powerful as your 3Watt cell phone.

Remember Power is King.


#2

That’s what all those turbo FEC codes are for. Really slow data rates though. Lots of patralels in some of the long range 'narrow band’s IoT systems like sigfox and weightless.


#3

One of my colleagues, a (Hungarian guy named “Jort” ) wrote some the Philae lander code years and years ago. He had tears of joy when it finally landed. :slight_smile: