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Next Generation Very Large Array

(planned radio telescope array as a follow-on to ALMA and the Jansky VLA)

The Next Generation Very Large Array (ngVLA) is a program planning a radio telescope array/interferometer a step up from Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) and the Very Large Array (VLA), with ten times the collection area of either, supporting 300-km baselines, and the 1-100 GHz frequency range.

Planning is in an early stage and current thoughts are to begin construction in 2024, begin partial operation in 2028 and full operation in 2034. The planned location is Texas, New Mexico, and Mexico.

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2.6mm116GHz480μeVbeginNext Generation Very Large Array
250mm1.2GHz5.0μeVendNext Generation Very Large Array