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Paper: The VSOP Mission -- A New ERA for VLBI
Volume: 144, Radio Emission from Galactic and Extragalactic Compact Sources, IAU Colloquium 164
Page: 11
Authors: Hirabayashi, H.
Abstract: The first VSOP satellite, HALCA, was successfully launched on 12 February 1997, ushering in a new era for VLBI astronomy. This paper will give a brief overview of the mission, satellite and the on-going In-Orbit Checkout of the mission elements.
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