TWO PARABOLIC ANTENNAS THAT WERE ONCE USED by the Soviet Union to spy on the West by intercepting unencrypted satellite transmissions are now available for other uses, including radio-astronomy. The 32-meter- and 16-meter-dia. dish antennas are located in the village of Irbene, 30 km. (19 mi.) north of the port of Ventspils, Latvia. A scientist working at the site says these antennas have the best capabilities in Northern Europe, based on performance measurements and the Russian technical ...

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