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 than ever before.

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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