Suffa RT-70 radio telescope


Suffa RT-70 radio telescope
Location(s)Jizzakh Region, Uzbekistan
Coordinates39°37′N 68°27′E / 39.62°N 68.45°E / 39.62; 68.45Coordinates: 39°37′N 68°27′E / 39.62°N 68.45°E / 39.62; 68.45 Edit this at Wikidata
Telescope styleRT-70
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Diameter70 m (229 ft 8 in) Edit this at Wikidata
Suffa RT-70 radio telescope is located in Uzbekistan
Suffa RT-70 radio telescope
Location of Suffa RT-70 radio telescope

The Suffa RT-70 radio telescope is an RT-70 radio telescope at the Suffa Radio Observatory on the Suffa plateau, Uzbekistan. Construction began in the late 80's, but was put on hold when the Soviet Union fell. As of 2008, construction had resumed,[1] with an updated emphasis on millimeter-wave band observations at 100–300 GHz. As of 2014, construction was reported to be 50% complete.[2] However any construction has stopped and the constructon site has been abandoned.

With its 70m antenna diameter, this third unit of the RT-70 telescope was designed to be one of three similar radio telescopes.

Two completed RT-70 telescopes are:


  1. ^ 19th International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology, Groningen, 28-30 April 2008 New Challenge for 0.1 - 0.3 THz Technology: Development of Apparatus for Radio Telescope RT-70, V. Vdovin, I. Zinchenko1, Yu. Artemenko, V. Dubrovich, A. Baryshev
  2. ^ "Construction of Radio Telescope that Picks Up Extraterrestrial Signals May be Completed in Uzbekistan".

External links

  • Suffa Radio Observatory in Uzbekistan: progress and radio-seeing research plans
  • 2014 Image