China's lunar orbiter captures Earth's images during solar eclipse

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by AG4YX, Jul 6, 2019.

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  1. KW0U

    KW0U Ham Member QRZ Page

    Sorry, you can't talk logic to people who think with their emotions. Anything that makes them uncomfortable must be "fake news." It's like a friend who wanted the good old days when America was "great" in the Eisenhower years. I pointed out that then the top marginal tax rate was over 90%. Her answer was simply, "No it wasn't." So a picture like this won't mean anything to someone who already thinks they have all the facts and their mind is made up.
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  2. KA9Q

    KA9Q Ham Member QRZ Page

    I also like that picture because it shows several of the LM's antennas very well. Besides the steerable S-band dish at upper right, pointed at the earth, there are:

    1. The aft omnidirectional S-band antenna, the small corkscrew helix on the rear surface of the ascent stage just to the left of the right-rear thruster quad. It was used to communicate with earth when the S-band antenna could not be used (e.g., because of blockage by the LM). Its twin is on the "nose" of the LM above the EVA hatch.
    2. The aft VHF antenna is above the S-band omni, on top of the ascent stage. It looks like a quadrifilar with four radials. It was used to communicate with the CSM in lunar orbit. There's another on the top front of the LM, diagonally opposite this one.
    3. Also on top of the LM and to the left of the aft VHF antenna is the VHF EVA antenna. It's the vertical stick with a conical, downward-sloping wire ground plane. It communicated with the astronauts' life support backpacks.
    The LM carried two other antennas that can't be seen in this picture. Both are radars: the landing radar on the bottom of the descent stage, and the rendezvous radar on the top front. It's a steerable dish that closely resembles the steerable S-band antenna on the right side. They're sometimes confused.
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  3. K4VL

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    Instead of it becoming space rubbish I find it odd that they have chosen to make it moon rubbish. One day we will be sending convicts up there to clean it up.
  4. KC9TNH

    KC9TNH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Just caught this. Thanks W1YW for the photo posting. I'm amazed, as you were, at the quality of the images even the raw one.
    Like many I remember, right before heading to basic training, being enthralled during Apollo 11. This really takes another look at "the Art of the Possible." 47 kilos? Are you kidding me? LOL. That's like launching my grandson into orbit. :)
  5. W0PV

    W0PV Ham Member QRZ Page

    The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress - R. Heinlein
  6. K5CO

    K5CO Ham Member QRZ Page

    Not only are there NO stars, but the bite taken out of the Earth by the purported moon shadow is the Wrong size/shape. But then, Chinese fake a lot and we should applaud their feeble efforts to gain in the propaganda department (or not).
  7. K5CO

    K5CO Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yup! We need to clean up junk left up there so as not harm the local wild life. Not to mention planning to remove carbon dioxide we generate there.
  8. K5CO

    K5CO Ham Member QRZ Page

    A good decision!
  9. BI8EJM

    BI8EJM Ham Member QRZ Page

    [QUOTE =“N1OOQ,帖子:5121640,会员:823190”]老实说,我有点害怕点击中文网站的任何链接... :伊克:[/ QUOTE]
    why? :(
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  10. BH3MDE

    BH3MDE Ham Member QRZ Page

    It's very spectacular photo, I like this very much, will always pay attention focus
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