Space Communications and Navigation: NetworKing
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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) Program is responsible for providing communications and navigation services to space flight missions located throughout the solar system. Astronauts, mission controllers, and scientists depend upon the reliable transmission of information between Earth and spacecraft in low Earth orbit (LEO) or deep space.
As a new Network Manager, your job will be to build and upgrade a complex communications network in order to support scientific missions.
• Build the Near Earth Network. Enable periodic communication with satellites in low Earth orbit.
• Build the Space Network. Deploy a constellation of geosynchronous relay satellites to support LEO missions that require continuous coverage.
• Build the Deep Space Network. Support interplanetary spacecraft missions with powerful antennas.
• Manage and Improve Your Networks. Manage your network usage, deal with disasters, and research upgrades to enhance your networks' capabilities.
• Support NASA Missions. Advance your networks to unlock special NASA missions that show the networks in action.
An exceptional teaching tool
NetworKing is an outstanding model of near-earth, midrange, and deep space networking. It clearly and visually models the capabilities and limitations inherent in positioning and number of ground stations in satellite operations, and does an adequate job of illustrating bandwidth and resource control issues. With additional information (albeit somewhat limited) on the stations and systems described, it is an engaging and entertaining method for teaching the concepts of global satellite networks.
What a great educational tool! Pretty fun. Working fine on my ipad2 iOS5.
I can't start the game. I can't find the button to find the game and am stuck at the main menu and the game won't let me scroll anywhere. It's probably a good game if they update the menu a bit.
- Category: Games
- Released: Oct 04, 2012
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 34.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: NASA
- © 2012 NASA
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini with Retina display Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (4th generation), and iPod touch (5th generation).