The Parkes Radio Telescope was mapped with the Hovermap UAV lidar payload by flying around it four times at different heights, in a total of 15 mins. For safety reasons it wasn't possible to fly directly over the dish so the receiver and supporting structure were only sparsely mapped. The supporting structure of the dish was mapped from underneath, demonstrating the spherical field-of-view of the HoverMap payload. The flight was conducted by V-TOL Aerospace.
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