The satellite dish perched on the side of the council house like a badge of honour. If you had one you were the envy of the street, because that meant you could spend all day watching tv in your skivvies, eating junk and smoking cigarettes. Even if the kids had no money for lunch or wore shoes a size too small, it was worth it just to see the look on the neighbours faces.

By mudslide, November 8, 2013.

Mounted on the decagon on struts is the high-gain antenna, the all-important dish through which all communications to and from Earth pass. The 3.66 m diameter dish is an aluminium honeycomb structure surfaced on both sides with laminated graphite-epoxy.

By Angela Abraham, @daisydescriptionari, April 20, 2012.

Found in Planetary Exploration, authored by Arthur Smith.