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Space Communications and Navigation (SCAN) Testbed
October 28, 2012

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The SCAN Testbed, formerly known as Communications, Navigation, and Networking reConfigurable Testbed (CoNNeCT), will serve as a test facility for NASA research on radio communications and the Global Positioning System (GPS).

The SCAN Testbed was launched on July 20, 2012 on a Japanese H-IIB Transfer Vehicle and installed in the International Space Station (ISS) to provide an on-orbit, adaptable software-defined radio (SDR) facility with corresponding ground and operational systems. This will permit mission operators to remotely change the functionality of radio communications through software once deployed to space, offering them flexibility to adapt to new science opportunities and recover from anomalies within the science payload or communication system.

The SCAN Testbed payload will be used to conduct a variety of experiments with the goal of further advancing other technologies, reducing risks on other space missions, and enabling future mission capabilities.

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SCAN Testbed on International Space Station
SCAN Testbed on International Space Station
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SCAN Testbed
SCAN Testbed
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