Friday, March 22, 2013

1303.5200 (N. S. Kardashev et al.)

RadioAstron: An Earth-Space Radio Interferometer with a 350,000 km Baseline    [PDF]

N. S. Kardashev, Y. Y. Kovalev, K. I. Kellermann
RadioAstron is a Russian space based radio telescope with a ten meter dish in a highly elliptical orbit with an eight to nine day period. RadioAstron works together with Earth based radio telescopes to give interferometer baselines extending up to 350,000 km, more than an order of magnitude improvement over what is possible from earth based very long baseline interferometry. Operating in four frequency bands, 1.3, 6, 18, and 92 cm, the corresponding resolutions are 7, 35, 100, and 500 microarcseconds respectively in the four wavelength bands.
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