News tagged with radio dishes

Catching signals from a speeding satellite

Soaring high above Earth as they speed through space, satellites are difficult targets to track. Now a new approach developed in Europe is helping ground stations to acquire signals faster and more accurately ...

dateMar 07, 2014 in Space Exploration
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'The 100-m telescope is better than ever before'

For four decades, a white dish has dominated the landscape around the village of Effelsberg in the Eifel. This is where the 100-metre telescope of the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy was inaugurated on May 12, 1971. ...

dateMay 09, 2011 in Astronomy
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'Mars antenna' gets repairs

Frequented more by packs of stray burros than by cars, the road is a lonely one. Thirty-five miles north of Barstow, Calif., 30 minutes from the nearest highway, it ambles through parched desert before dropping into a low ...

dateOct 07, 2010 in Space Exploration
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ET: Check your voicemail

(PhysOrg.com) -- Alien beings on faraway planets may not have noticed, but it’s been 35 years since human beings made the first deliberate effort to send them a message.

dateNov 24, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Allen Telescope Array begins all-sky surveys

(PhysOrg.com) -- With commissioning of the 42 radio dishes of the Allen Telescope Array (ATA) nearly complete, UC Berkeley astronomers are now embarking on several major radio astronomy projects, including daily surveys of ...

dateMay 28, 2009 in Astronomy
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