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BISTATIC RADAR OBSERVATIONS OF THE MOON

BISTATIC RADAR OBSERVATIONS OF THE MOON USING THE ARECIBO OBSERVATORY & MINI-RF ON LRO

By Bussey et al.

NASA successfully used a bistatic ground radar to measure the moon’s surface. “The bistatic angle is determined by the positions and orientations of the radar transmitter and receiver. […] NASA’s Mini-RF instrument on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is currently operating in a bistatic mode with the Arecibo Observatory acting as the transmitter and the Mini-RF antenna acting as the receiver.” The authors proudly describe how they produced the first lunar radar images ever collected with non-zero bistatic angles”.

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