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Paper: ARISE -- A Proposed Future Space VLBI Mission
Volume: 144, Radio Emission from Galactic and Extragalactic Compact Sources, IAU Colloquium 164
Page: 397
Authors: Ulvestad, J. S.; Linfield, R. P.
Abstract: We are developing a future space VLBI mission, ARISE, that would involve placing a VLBA-equivalent radio telescope in a highly elliptical Earth orbit. The telescope would operate at VLBI frequencies of 5, 22, 43, and 86 GHz, as well as being capable of single-dish operation at 60 GHz. Fringe-detection thresholds will be less than 10 mJy except at 86 GHz. Key scientific goals include dual-polarization imaging of blazars on the same physical scale as their gamma-ray emission, astrophysical and astrometric studies of extragalactic water megamasers, and single-dish observations of O_2.
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