Robin Krause portrait

Robin Krause: A Geologist with Her Eyes on the Stars

October 18, 2018
A NASA native of 31 years, Robin Krause is no stranger to innovation. From her leadership in creating software that provides Earth observation and data services for the entire Earth science community, members of the public, and other government agencies to her work leading a multi-billion-dollar ground segment project, Robin has made a substantial impact at the agency. She now continues to do so here in the Exploration and Space Communications (ESC) projects division. view
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NASA Debuts “The Invisible Network,” a Space Communications and Navigation Podcast

October 16, 2018

We sit on the precipice of a golden age of space exploration - a renaissance of space science and technology. Every day, NASA sends millions of bits of data to Earth, unraveling long-held mysteries about the universe, our solar system and even our own planet. But what makes it all possible?

NASA presents “The Invisible Network,” a podcast giving you a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the feats of engineering that make possible humanity’s ambitions among the stars.  

2018 Summer Interns at Wallops Flight Facility

Driving Toward the Future: ESC Interns Make Big Impact

August 24, 2018
What do graphics and animation have in common with cybersecurity risks? Both were among the many areas studied by the Exploration and Space Communications (ESC) projects division 2018 summer intern cohort. view
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How NASA Points Laser Beams to Earth to Transmit Data

August 15, 2018
NASA is implementing laser communications technology to enable greater return of science data from space. But laser communications capabilities also present unique challenges, including the need for extreme pointing accuracy when beaming spacecraft data to ground stations; NASA engineers are solving these challenges. view
The first communications satellite, Echo

Echo: The Ancestor of NASA's Communications Satellites

August 13, 2018

Decades before satellite TV or GPS, NASA used a huge silver balloon to prove global communications via satellite possible. This was Echo, the U.S.’s first communication satellite, which paved the way for many current communication technologies.