Entries by Cees Bassa

Indian Moon landing followed by radio telescope

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 […]

Israeli Moon landing tracked with the radio telescope

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 […]