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Volume 344 - 14th European VLBI Network Symposium & Users Meeting (EVN2018) - Astrometry Session
Progress update of the VGOS radio telescope at Metsähovi Geodetic Research Station
G. Molera Calvés
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Pre-published on: 2019 February 18
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Abstract
The three-year project on building a VGOS radio telescope system at the Metsähovi Geodetic Research Station, Finland, is advancing as planned. The installation site was ready for the
telescope arrival with the foundation and the anchor ring for the antenna’s steel pedestal already on site by the end of 2017. The manufacturing of the telescope was completed by MT Mechatronics GmbH and it was delivered on-site in June 2018. Telescope assembly and installation was performed during the summer and finalized in October 2018. The assembly of the signal chain components also moved forward. The installation and integration of the signal chain is scheduled for the spring
2019, and it is expected to have first observational tests by the end of 2019. This paper presents the latest project status and describe the next steps for the Metsähovi VGOS station.
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