Suffa RT-70 radio telescope

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Suffa RT-70 radio telescope
Location(s)Jizzakh Region, Uzbekistan Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates39°37′N 68°27′E / 39.62°N 68.45°E / 39.62; 68.45Coordinates: 39°37′N 68°27′E / 39.62°N 68.45°E / 39.62; 68.45 Edit this at Wikidata
Telescope styleRT-70
Radio telescope Edit this on Wikidata
Diameter70 m (229 ft 8 in) Edit this at Wikidata
Suffa RT-70 radio telescope is located in Uzbekistan
Suffa RT-70 radio telescope
Location of Suffa RT-70 radio telescope

The Suffa RT-70 radio telescope is an RT-70 radio telescope under construction at the Suffa Radio Observatory on the Suffa plateau, Uzbekistan. Construction began in the late 80's, but was put on hold when the Soviet Union fell. As of 2008, construction had resumed,[1] with an updated emphasis on millimeter-wave band observations at 100–300 GHz. As of 2014, construction was reported to be 50% complete.[2]

With its 70m antenna diameter, this third unit of the RT-70 telescope design will be among the largest single dish radio telescopes in the world.

Two completed RT-70 telescopes are:


  1. ^ 19th International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology, Groningen, 28-30 April 2008 New Challenge for 0.1 - 0.3 THz Technology: Development of Apparatus for Radio Telescope RT-70, V. Vdovin, I. Zinchenko1, Yu. Artemenko, V. Dubrovich, A. Baryshev
  2. ^ "Construction of Radio Telescope that Picks Up Extraterrestrial Signals May be Completed in Uzbekistan".

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