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Spektr-R

(10 m space radio telescope)

Spektr-R is a 10 m space radio telescope launched in 2011. Among its uses is to provide one end of very-long-baseline interferometry. Its elliptical orbit extends to 384,000 km. It operates at 1.35, 6.0, 18.0, and 92.0 cm radio wavelengths.

Spektr-R is one telescope of the RadioAstron program which coordinates its use with Earth-based radio telescopes. It has the potential for extreme angular resolution (0.01 milliarcseconds), but requires a bright radio source because of Spektr-R's 10 m dish, smaller than typical ground dishes.


(telescope,radio,spacecraft,Russian,VLBI)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spektr-R
http://www.asc.rssi.ru/radioastron/
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012RSB...343...22K/abstract
http://www.russianspaceweb.com/spektr_r.html

Referenced by pages:
angular resolution
Green Bank 140 Foot Telescope
HALCA

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