Communications System

How does NASA communicate with spacecraft?

What is frequency?

Frequency describes the number of waves that pass a fixed place in a given amount of time. So if the time it takes for a wave to pass is is 1/2 second, the frequency is 2 per second. If it takes 1/100 of an hour, the frequency is 100 per hour.

Usually frequency is measured in the hertz unit, named in honor of the 19th-century German physicist Heinrich Rudolf Hertz. The hertz measurement, abbreviated Hz, is the number of waves that pass by per second. For example, an "A" note on a violin string vibrates at about 440 Hz (440 vibrations per second).

What are radio waves?

How are frequency and wavelength related?
More about radio waves.
What new communications features is DS1 using?
How does reflection affect radio waves?

What radio frequency does DS1 use for communications?