NASA has just praised its new acquisition. It is a powerful radar surveillance system designed and built by engineers from Raytheon Intelligence
The agency published the fruits of the first tests of the system that was installed on the Green Bank radio telescope. The effect is simply breathtaking. This image shows the Apollo 15 landing area on July 30, 1971. The mission was attended by David R. Scott, Alfred M. Worden and James B. Irwin. They spent over 2 days on the surface and took 77 kilograms of rock with them.
The system allows for surface imaging with incredible accuracy. Objects up to 5 meters in diameter can be easily seen. Unfortunately, NASA has not shown us the full capabilities of Raytheon Intelligence technology
NASA intends to use the radar web engineering system in the coming months to take pictures of the surfaces of the planets closest to us, their moons and possibly even asteroids. In the future, it will be possible to send such systems into space and directly photograph even the farthest celestial bodies from there.