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With the completion of dish assembly, the new DSS 35 antenna under construction at Australia's Tidbinbilla Deep Space Communications Complex is ready for a delicate bit of manoeuvring: from its current position on the ground, onto its pedestal. As the image below from the Complex's Webcam shows, getting the 34-metre dish from …

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Happy

Hmm

May 10? That's Friday. Are you thinking what I'm thinking B1?

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I think I am B2!

I might nip over to have a look... do you think the public are allowed in as usual, or will they be closing the complex for the lift?

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1/20 billionths?

So....50 trillionths of a watt?

Can't be the pedant, as I'm too lazy to work out the SI prefix.

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Anonymous Coward

50 picowatts

Or about -73 dBm. Of course, since we don't know the bandwidth of the signal in question, we cannot compute the noise floor.

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Holmes

Nice, but...

"Planned, approved and budgeted before America decided to threaten to blow its economic brains out via the fiscal sequester process"

I dunno.... that's like saying a foaming junkie spasming in the hall decided to kill himself by refusing that one last little pill.

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Devil

Steal the amplifiers.....

Make a brilliant crystal clear stereo.

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Strops in place ready for tomorrow!

As title

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