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Paper: IT Support of Space-VLBI Projects: Storage and Processing of Big Data Volume
Volume: 521, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXVI
Page: 112
Authors: Shatskaya, M. V.; Abramov, A. A.; Fedorov, N. A.; Likhachev, S. F.; Seliverstov, S. I.; Sichev, D. A.
Abstract: IT support of two VLBI projects are described: currently running Radioastron project and future Millimetron project. Radioastron - is the international project led by the Astro Space Center of Lebedev Physical Institute, Moscow, Russian Federation. 10 m Space Radio Telescope is the main payload of Spektr-R spacecraft. The project goal is to create together with a ground based radio telescopes the huge Ground to Space interferometer with a baseline up to 350 km. After successful launch on 18 July, 2011 the Radioastron missions started systematic investigations of the Universe at broad radio frequencies range. Millimetron - observatory ("Spektr-M" project) is a 10 meter space telescope aimed at solving a wide range of astronomical problems in the wavelength range from far-infrared to millimeter. "Millimetron" orbit will lie in the vicinity of L2 Lagrange point in the anti-Sun direction, at a distance of about 1.5 million km from the Earth.
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