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Paper: OSIRIS - The Russian Space-borne Astrometric Interferometer
Volume: 194, Working on the Fringe: Optical and IR Interferometry from Ground and Space
Page: 376
Authors: Smirnov, M. A.; Boyarchuk, A. A.; Barabanov, S. I.; Bagrov, A. V.; Mikisha, A. M.; Rykhlova, L. V.; Tokovinin, A. A.
Abstract: The future development of astrometry is connected with space-born optical interferometry. Main objectives of submilliarcsecond astronomy and astrophysics are discussed. The project OSIRIS of space optical interferometer for measurement of arcs between stars is presented. This instrument can be mounted both on a small satellite and orbital station. The principal parameters of instrument are discussed. OSIRIS will allow to observe 10 thousand objects up to 18 magnitude with an accuracy of individual measurement 20 microarcsecond during three years mission.
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