Accession Number N20130009649
Title Zelenchukskaya Radio Astronomical Observatory.
Publication Date Jun 2012
Media Count 4p
Personal Author A. Dyakov S. Smolentsev
Abstract This report summarizes information on recent activities at the Zelenchukskaya Radio Astronomical Observatory in 2011. During the previous year a number of changes were carried out at the observatory toimprove some technical parameters and upgrade some units to required status. The report also provides an overview of current geodetic VLBI activities and gives an outlook for the next year. Zelenchukskaya Radio Astronomical Observatory (Figure 1) was founded by the Institute of Applied Astronomy (IAA) as one of three stations of the Russian VLBI network QUASAR (1). The sponsoring organization of the project is the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). The Zelenchukskaya Radio AstronomicalObservatory is situated in Karachaevo-Cherkesskaya Republic (the North Caucasus) about 70 km south of Cherkessk, near to the Zelenchukskaya village. The geographic location of the observatory is shown on the IAA RAS Web site: http://www.ipa. nw.ru/PAGE/rusipa.htm (Table 1). The basic instruments of the observatory are a 32-m radio telescope equipped with special technical systems for VLBI observations, GPS/GLONASS/Galileo receivers, and an SLR system installed in 2011.
Keywords Astronomical observatories
Galileo spacecraft
Geodesy
Global positioning system
Observatories
Position(Location)
Quasars
Radio telescopes
Receivers
Very long base interferometry

 
Source Agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NTIS Subject Category 55A - Aeronomy
54C - Astrophysics
48F - Geology & Geophysics
Corporate Author Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1319
Contract Number N/A

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