Interferometry Mission
February 12, 1997

 

Artist's concept of the Very Long Baseline Interferometry Space Observatory Program

 

Japan's Very Long Baseline Interferometry Space Observatory Program launches. This international collaboration studies the distant universe, including black holes. The spacecraft simultaneously uses radio antennas in space and on Earth, including NASA's Deep Space Network, to create the equivalent of a radio-observing telescope bigger than Earth.

See also: Space Very Long Interferometry

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