Chang’e 5-T1 and new 1.8m dish online

New spacecraft and new dish were tested this weekend. The spacecraft is the Chinese Chang’e 5-T1, an experimental unmanned lunar mission that was recently launched by the CNSA. The dish is a 1.8m Prodelin offset and is inverted for ease of mechanical clearance. The first signal ever received by this dish is that from the Chang’r 5-T1 spacecraft @ 2210.8 MHz (S-Band). The signal is shown below.

Chang'e 5-T1

Chang’e 5T1

Here are a few images of the new dish.

Dish mount testing.

Dish mount testing.

Freshly painted dish.

Freshly painted dish.

New dish mounted and ready.

New dish mounted and ready.

New dish with S-Band feed.

New dish with S-Band feed.

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