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Next winter season's data throughput is estimated to be ~1 GByte/day, assuming all planned projects become operational. This number is based on the sum of individual science program's estimates. This year, the existing data channels will become saturated. Table 1 summarizes the current situation as well as next year's projected capability.

Table 1. Communication Summary

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Note that in order to fulfill this year's goals, it is extremely urgent that Marisat-F3 be brought on-line for the remaining of the winter season. While the gain in throughput is small, F-3's

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