RadioAstron Announcement of Opportunity - 3

The space VLBI Mission RadioAstron, led by the Astro Space Center (ASC) of Lebedev Physical Institute, provides a range of specific and unique capabilities for detecting and imaging sources of cosmic radio emission at the highest angular resolution. The optimal utilization of these capabilities relies on the construction and execution of a balanced scientific program for the Mission. The scientific program of RadioAstron consists of three major parts: the Early Science Program (ESP), Key Science Program (KSP), and General Observing Time (GOT) projects. The Early Science Program, which finished in June 2013, explored the main scientific capabilities of RadioAstron observations and paved the way for the subsequent KSP and GOT programs.

Proposals are invited for the RadioAstron Key Science Program and General Observing Time experiments to be submitted by 26 January 2015, 23:59 UT, to the Mission, and to ground radio telescopes required for the specific observations by their respective proposal deadlines. AO-3 observations will be performed between July 2015 and June 2016 inclusive.

Full proposals are to be submitted by e-mail as single pdf files to the address:

List of AO-3 related documents

  • The RadioAstron Announcement of Opportunity - 3;
  • The RadioAstron User's Handbook;
  • Full KSP Proposal template: LaTeX file and pdf file;
  • All-sky uv-coverage simulations: with Pu and Gb tracking stations;
  • Fakerat binary, library Linux distribution, its manual, readme, install files, as well as predicted RadioAstron orbit.
  • All documents collected togeter in zip-file.
  • RadioAstron observations status summary.
  • Acknowledgment for the project publications
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