Lunar Crater Radio Telescope


Lunar Crater Radio Telescope
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Alternative namesLCRT Edit this at Wikidata
Location(s)far side of the Moon
Telescope styleradio telescope Edit this on Wikidata
Diameter1 km (3,280 ft 10 in) Edit this at Wikidata

The Lunar Crater Radio Telescope (LCRT) is a proposal by the NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts to create an ultra-long-wavelength (hereby wavelengths greater than 10 m - i.e., frequencies below 30 MHz) radio telescope inside a lunar crater on the far side of the Moon. If completed, the telescope would be the largest filled-aperture radio telescope in the solar system at 1 km in diameter.[1][2]

Concept of operations for building LCRT.


  1. ^ O'Neill, Ian J.; Skelly, Clare (5 May 2021). "Lunar Crater Radio Telescope: Illuminating the Cosmic Dark Ages". NASA. Retrieved 6 May 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Lunar Crater Radio Telescope (LCRT) on the Far-Side of the Moon". NASA. 7 April 2020. Retrieved 9 April 2020.

External links

  • Lunar Crater Radio Telescope (LCRT) on the Far-Side of the Moon presented at the NASA NIAC Symposium in September 2020