The Deep Space Network
For 50 years, NASA's Deep Space Network (DSN) has been providing the vital link to space exploration. The Deep Space Network consists of giant radio antennas all over the world. Supporting interplanetary missions and radar and radio astronomy observations, the DSN antennas are an essential element of deep space exploration. In celebration of World Space Week, Dr. Joe Lazio, chief scientist for the Deep Space Network, and Dr. Eric Smith, the director of the James Webb Space Telescope, will discuss how the DSN communicates with NASA's deep space telescopes, the technological advances it has enabled, and how the James Webb Space Telescope will communicate with the Deep Space Network and contribute to the future of deep space exploration.
This program is made possible through the generous support of Boeing.