« on: 17/05/2023 22:45:07 »
Quote from: Zer0
Radio Telescopes in Deep space?If you put a radiotelescope on the other side of the Moon, there is no line-of-sight back to Earth, so no easy way to relay back results for detailed analysis.
Or on the ' Other ' side of the Moon?
In practise, various countries are putting relay satellites in orbit around the Moon, so they can relay messages from experiments on the other side of the Moon back to Earth (eg China's Yutu-2 rover). If it is simultaneously visible from Earth and the Far side of the Moon, then it is in view of a conceptual radiotelescope there.
But perhaps technology will come to our aid - various satellite operators are using optical communications to carry the increasing flood of data collected from space, including LEO broadband satellite constellations, NASA missions, and military satellites.
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