MU69 Infographic 3: How Data Gets Sent to Earth from New Horizons


Explanation: This is one of four infographics that we produced to show some component of the New Horizons extended mission in the Kuiper Belt. This infographic talks about the how we get data from the spacecraft back to Earth, and why that data transmission rate is seemingly slow (it takes about 6 hours to download one image). Click here to see all infographics for the mission.

Image credit: NASA / Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory / Southwest Research Institute