The antenna array at the High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program.

Huge HAARP Antenna Array Bounces Radio Signals From Jupiter

The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, or HAARP, facility is in the midst of an extensive science campaign that will see the facility bounce signals from the moon and Jupiter.

HAARP consists of 180 antennas designed to transmit signals in the ionospherewhich extends from 30 miles (48 kilometers) to 600 miles (965 km) above sea level and is considered the area where the Earth’s atmosphere meets space, according to NASA (opens in a new tab). The ionosphere plays an important role in radio transmission because it reflects radio waves. Many satellites occupy this region of the atmosphere, which is strongly influenced by solar weather.

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