Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Space Arm of Giant Russian Radio Interferometer Now In Orbit

RadioAstron, a 10m diameter radio telescope has been placed into orbit by the Russians. While a 10m radio telescope is quite small as radio telescopes go, it is to be used a the orbiting arm of a Very Long Baseline Interferometry project, effectively synthesising a radio telescope of massive size.

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