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Tiangong-1, a school bus-sized object that was home to two crews of taikonauts—or Chinese astronauts—in 2012 and 2013, has been on its own since 2016, when the telemetry link between the ship and the ground was lost.
And any space station should be able to communicate with Earth, using X-band to transmit telemetry data and Ka-band for high rate data transfers.
The Cassini orbiter, which ended its 13-year tour of the Saturn system last year by burning up in the planet’s atmosphere, also beamed back telemetry measuring that planet’s gravitational field.
Years later, General Motors would develop OnStar, which among other features can use telemetry data to estimate the severity of accident injuries for medical personnel.
Multiple systems were monitored throughout the tests, including anti-skid and telemetry in addition to steering and braking.
The telemetry results suggest the eastern pipistrelle moves the most in the first few days after hibernation, White said.
Sierra Nevada collected telemetry and avionics data from today's flight, which follows tow tests conducted in previous weeks that saw the Dream Chaser fly down a runway at about 60 mph behind a truck.
Performance is better too; according to Microsoft's telemetry, boot time is 13 percent faster, logging in 18 percent faster, and facial recognition 30 percent faster.
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Telemetry is used to obtain data on the internal functioning of missiles, rockets, unmanned planes, satellites, and probes, providing data on such factors as position, altitude, and speed as well as conditions like temperature, air pressure, wind speed, and radiation. Weather forecasters rely on telemetry to map weather patterns. Astronauts on the space shuttle are monitored with telemetry that measures and transmits readings on their blood pressure, respiration, and heart rates. Similar kinds of telemetry are used by biologists to study animals in the wild and keep track of their populations and movements. Telemetry is also widely used in modern agriculture, often to regulate irrigation.
TELEMETRY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of telemetry for English Language Learners
: the process of using special equipment to take measurements of something (such as pressure, speed, or temperature) and send them by radio to another place
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