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Paper: VSOP Mission Results and Space VLBI Mission Studies
Volume: 340, Future Directions in High Resolution Astronomy: The 10th Anniversary of the VLBA
Page: 561
Authors: Hirabayashi, H.
Abstract: HALCA, the first dedicated satellite for space-VLBI, was launched in February 1997, and VSOP observations have been routinely undertaken at 1.6 and 5GHz. The VSOP-2 mission is planned to have frequency bands of 8, 22, and 43GHz, with dual polarization, a 1Gbps downlink bit-rate, and a phase referencing capability. Development of the new technologies needed for space VLBI are in progress.
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