ESA-LUNAR-PATHFINDER-SIDE-LOBE-DIAGRAM

The Galileo satellite constellation is illustrated with main lobe signals facing Earth and side lobe signals reaching past it.

ESA officials say that navigation signal patterns also radiate sideways like light from a flashlight. Past testing showed that the antenna “side lobes” could be employed for positioning if adequate receivers were used. Image via ESA.

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March 24, 2021
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