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    Millimetron—a large Russian-European submillimeter space observatory

    Wild, Wolfgang and Kardashev, Nikolay S. and Likhachev, S.F. and Babakin, N.G. and Arkhipov, V.Y. and Vinogradov, I.S. and Andreyanov, V.V. and Fedorchuk, S.D. and Myshonkova, N.V. and Alexsandrov, Y.A. and Novokov, I.D. and Goltsman, G.N. and Cherepaschuk, A.M. and Shustov, B.M. and Vystavkin, A.N. and Koshelets, V.P. and Vdovin, V.F. and de Graauw, Th. and Helmich, F. and van der Tak, F.F.S. and Shipman, R. and Baryshev, A. and Gao, J.R. and Khosropanah, P. and Roelfsema, P. and Barthel, P. and Spaans, M. and Mendez, M. and Klapwijk, T.M. and Israel, F. and Hogerheijde, M.R. and van der Werf, P. and Cernicharo, J. and Martin-Pintado, J. and Planesas, P. and Gallego, D. and Beaudin, G. and Krieg, M. and Gerin, M. and Pagani, L. and Saraceno, P. and Di Giorgio, A.M. and Cerulli, R. and Orfei, R. and Spinoglio, L. and Piazzo, L. and Liseau, R. and Belitsky, V. and Cherednichenko, S. and Poglitsch, A. and Raab, W. and Guesten, R. and Klein, B. and Stutzki, J. and Honingh, N. and Benz, A.O. and Murphy, J.Anthony and Trappe, Neil and Raisanen, A. (2009) Millimetron—a large Russian-European submillimeter space observatory. Experimental Astronomy, 23 (1). pp. 221-244. ISSN 0922-6435

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    Millimetron is a Russian-led 12 m diameter submillimeter and far-infrared space observatory which is included in the Space Plan of the Russian Federation for launch around 2017. With its large collecting area and state-of-the-art receivers, it will enable unique science and allow at least one order of magnitude improvement with respect to the Herschel Space Observatory. Millimetron will be operated in two basic observing modes: as a single-dish observatory, and as an element of a ground-space very long baseline interferometry (VLBI) system. As single-dish, angular resolutions on the order of 3 to 12 arc sec will be achieved and spectral resolutions of up to a million employing heterodyne techniques. As VLBI antenna, the chosen elliptical orbit will provide extremely large VLBI baselines (beyond 300,000 km) resulting in micro-arc second angular resolution.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cite this article as: Wild, W., Kardashev, N.S., On behalf of the Millimetron consortium: et al. Exp Astron (2009) 23: 221.
    Keywords: Submillimeter; Space observatory; Radio lines; Space instrumentation Techniques; spectroscopic telescopes; VLBI;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Experimental Physics
    Item ID: 9784
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    Depositing User: Dr. Anthony Murphy
    Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2018 14:23
    Journal or Publication Title: Experimental Astronomy
    Publisher: Springer
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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