DARTS - Distributed Aperture Radio Telescope in Space - First Starlight Explorer
Paper in proceeding, 2018

SBERGMANURSIATDARTS1. However, despite the strong science case for the opening up of a brand-new window on the Universe at a low radio frequency that is largely unexplored, mission proposals have been significantly challenged with the lack of flight proven technologies, to implement a space telescope using low cost small spacecraft formations. In recent years, the advent of CubeSat technologies, interplanetary missions and radio frequency inter-satellite link (ISL) technology, have improved to the point that developing a mission where a space radio telescope is formed using a constellation of small satellites is now viable, to bring unique science offerings.


Jan E.S. Bergman

The Swedish Institute of Space Physics

Tobia Carozzi

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Onsala Space Observatory

David Robinson

Psi-Tran Ltd

Klaus Schilling

Zentrum für Telematik (ZfT)

Constantinos Stavrinidis

Industrieanlagen-Betriebsgesellschaft mbH

2018 2nd URSI Atlantic Radio Science Meeting, AT-RASC 2018

978-908259873-5 (ISBN)

2nd URSI Atlantic Radio Science Meeting, AT-RASC 2018
Gran Canaria, Spain,

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