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Paper: A Future Submillimeter-Wave Space VLBI
Volume: 402, Approaching Micro-Arcsecond Resolution with VSOP-2: Astrophysics and Technologies
Page: 431
Authors: Asaki, Y.; Miyoshi, M.
Abstract: Submillimeter-wave VLBI is a very attractive idea for future radio astronomy. We discuss a submillimeter space VLBI based on the simulation of (u, v) coverage. We assume observations using three terrestrial submillimeter telescopes and one telescope in a sun-synchronous low-Earth orbit. The simulated array gives a well-filled (u, v) coverage for a specified source. However, the (u, v) coverage becomes much poorer if real-time VLBI data transfer from the satellite to the ground is needed even with a telemetry network with seven ground stations. Alternative methods for the VLBI data acquisition from the space telescope will be required for the proposed space VLBI.
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