Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

LRO-moon-borderHere is a quick look at the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) signal. Even though NASA is shutdown as part the US government shutdown, there is still a good signal coming from the LRO. I was doing a quick 1.2m dish calibration and grabbed this screenshot of some nice doppler just as LRO was passing to far side of the moon. This is pretty weak compared to the larger 2.4m dish. Also, this was using the L-Band Feed and LNA so not very optimal considering LRO is on S-Band.

Weak LRO Signal.

Weak LRO Signal.

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