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Paper: VSOP-2/ASTRO-G Project
Volume: 402, Approaching Micro-Arcsecond Resolution with VSOP-2: Astrophysics and Technologies
Page: 25
Authors: Saito, H.; VSOP-2/ASTRO-G Project Team
Abstract: The ASTRO-G (VSOP-2) project, as a second generation space-VLBI project, has now been approved by Japan’s space agency, JAXA, as a successor of HALCA, the first dedicated space-VLBI satellite, which was used for VSOP (VLBI Space Observatory Programme). VSOP-2 will observe in the 8, 22 and 43GHz bands with cooled receivers for the two higher frequency bands. It will have a maximum angular resolution at 43GHz (7mm) of about 40 microarcseconds. Although the VSOP project mainly observed continuum emission from active galactic nuclei (AGN), VSOP-2/ASTRO-G is expected to observe a variety of astrophysical objects.
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