Suffa RT-70 radio telescope
|Location(s)||Jizzakh Region, Uzbekistan|
|Diameter||70 m (229 ft 8 in)|
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 USSR fell. As of 2008[update], construction had resumed, with an updated emphasis on millimeter-wave band observations at 100–300 GHz. As of 2014[update], construction was reported to be 50% complete.
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:
- Yevpatoria RT-70 radio telescope – at the Center for Deep Space Communications, Yevpatoria, Crimea
- Galenki RT-70 radio telescope – at the Ussuriysk Astrophysical Observatory, Russia
- 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
- "Construction of Radio Telescope that Picks Up Extraterrestrial Signals May be Completed in Uzbekistan".
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