Astrophysics (index)


(probe based on reflecting radio waves)

Radar is a device to send and receive Radio signals that bounces them off targets to obtain information about them. Radar is used on planetary missions and has been used from Earth to the Moon and Mars, and by space probes in Earth orbit as well as those going to other planets.

Radar in the tens of megahertz can penetrate the ground and offer information about the structure of moons and planets.


Referenced by:
Antenna Pattern
Circular Polarization Ratio (CPR)
Europa Clipper
Frequency Modulation (FM)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Mars Express
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Radiometer Equation