APOD: Yutu 2 on the Farside (2019 Jan 05)

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The Man in the Moon from NCLE

Post by neufer » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:07 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chang%27e_4#Relay_satellite wrote:
<<The primary function of the Queqiao relay satellite that is deployed in a halo orbit around the Earth–Moon L2 point is to provide continuous relay communications between Earth and the lander on the far side of the Moon.

Additionally, this satellite hosts the Netherlands-China Low-Frequency Explorer (NCLE), an instrument performing astrophysical studies in the unexplored radio regime of 80 kilohertz to 80 megahertz. It was developed by the Radboud University in Netherlands and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The NCLE on the orbiter and the LFS on the lander will work in synergy performing low-frequency (0.1 MHz–80 MHz) radio astronomical observations.

https://www.universetoday.com/144206/th ... ore-144206
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