This year 2019 is a busy year for lunar exploration. On January 3, China successfully landed a probe and rover on the backside of the Moon, and on April 11, Israel attempted to land Beresheet, a small lander. Unfortunately that landing failed, as we observed with the Dwingeloo radio telescope. On September 6, India was […]
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The Dwingeloo radio telescope had a prime seat during the lunar landing attempt of the Israeli Moonlander “Beresheet”. Cees Bassa and Paul Boven used the new 13 cm horn antenna to listen to the carrier signal of Beresheet at 2280 MHz. The Beresheet lander was launched on Februari 22, 2019, and made several orbits around […]
Far side of the Moon photographed by amateurs This image shows the far side of the Moon, as well as our own planet Earth. It was taken with a camera linked to an amateur radio transceiver on board the Chinese DSLWP-B / Longjiang-2 satellite (call sign BJ1SN), currently in orbit around the Moon, and transmitted […]