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How Building the World’s Longest-Distance Radio Transmitters Put This Dallas RF Tech Company on a Mission to Mars

by | Feb 17, 2021
Thursday's historic landing of NASA's Perseverance rover on Mars will be one of the most difficult technological feats in human history. If successful, the astrobiology mission will collect samples to study for potential signs of life. What most people don't know is that a Dallas company played a big role in the feat. NASA used tech from Continental Electronics Corp. to communicate with spacecraft and distant satellites. Leading up to the landing, CEC has provided radio transmitters that sent final course corrections and landing instructions.