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Continental Electronics chosen for
NASA High-Power Tracking Transmitter

DALLAS – (October 4, 2010) – Continental Electronics Corporation has been awarded a subcontract from the NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to design, manufacture, test, and integrate a prototype transmitter subsystem for NASA’s Deep Space Network (DSN). The new microwave transmitter will be four times as powerful as the existing DSN transmitters. It is intended for use with the DSN’s 34-meter antennas at tracking stations in Spain, Australia, and California as part of a NASA plan to phase out older 70-meter antennas at those sites. The new high reliability transmitter will reduce operating costs by enabling the smaller dish antennas to communicate over the distances that previously would have required the much larger antennas.

“Continental Electronics built its reputation by designing and manufacturing high power transmitters that meet specialized customer requirements,” said Dan Dickey the president of Continental Electronics. “We appreciate the confidence that JPL has shown by entrusting this key element of the DSN to our engineering and manufacturing team.”

The transmitters will utilize Continental’s proprietary high voltage power supply technology that delivers very low noise power with extremely high efficiency. This technology has already been proven in hundreds of transmitters in both commercial and military applications. The DSN will benefit because the modular nature of the system improves system availability and reduces maintenance costs.

About the NASA Deep Space Network

The NASA Deep Space Network - or DSN - is an international network of antennas that supports interplanetary spacecraft missions and radio and radar astronomy observations for the exploration of the solar system and the universe. The network also supports selected Earth-orbiting missions. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the Deep Space Network for NASA Headquarters, Washington. The web site is:


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