Millimetron—a large Russian-European submillimeter space observatory
Journal article, 2009

Millimetron is a Russian-led 12 m diameter submillimeter and far-infrared space observatory which is included in the Space Plan of the Russian Federation for launch around 2017. With its large collecting area and state-of-the-art receivers, it will enable unique science and allow at least one order of magnitude improvement with respect to the Herschel Space Observatory. Millimetron will be operated in two basic observing modes: as a single-dish observatory, and as an element of a ground-space very long baseline interferometry (VLBI) system. As single-dish, angular resolutions on the order of 3 to 12 arc sec will be achieved and spectral resolutions of up to a million employing heterodyne techniques. As VLBI antenna, the chosen elliptical orbit will provide extremely large VLBI baselines (beyond 300,000 km) resulting in micro-arc second angular resolution.

Herschel

HEB

VLBI

Space observatory

superconductor

Space instrumentation

mixer

spectroscopic telescopes

bolometer

quasioptics

Radio lines

heterodyne receiver

Submillimeter

SIS

terahertz

Author

W. Wild

Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON)

N. S. Kardashev

Russian Academy of Sciences

S.F. Likhachev

Russian Academy of Sciences

N.G. Babakin

Russian Academy of Sciences

V.Y. Arkhipov

Russian Academy of Sciences

I.S. Vinogradov

Russian Academy of Sciences

V.V. Andreyanov

Russian Academy of Sciences

S.D. Fedorchuk

Russian Academy of Sciences

N.V. Myshonkova

Russian Academy of Sciences

Y.A. Alexsandrov

Russian Academy of Sciences

I.D. Novokov

Russian Academy of Sciences

Gregory Goltsman

Moscow State Pedagogical University

A.M. Cherepaschuk

Moscow State University

B.M. Shustov

Russian Academy of Sciences

A. N. Vystavkin

National Research University of Electronic Technology (MIET)

V. P. Koshelets

National Research University of Electronic Technology (MIET)

V. F. Vdovin

Russian Academy of Sciences

Th. de Graauw

Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON)

F. Helmich

Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON)

F. vd Tak

Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON)

R. Shipman

Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON)

A. Baryshev

Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON)

J. R. Gao

Delft University of Technology

Pourya Khosropanah

Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON)

P. Roelfsema

Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON)

P. D. Barthel

University of Groningen

M. Spaans

University of Groningen

M. Mendez

University of Groningen

T.M. Klapwijk

Delft University of Technology

F. P. Israel

Leiden University

M. Hogerheijde

Leiden University

G.R. van der Werf

Leiden University

J. Cernicharo

CSIC - Instituto de Estructura de la Materia (IEM)

J. Martin-Pintado

CSIC - Instituto de Estructura de la Materia (IEM)

P. Planesas

Centro Astronomico de Yebes

J. D. Gallego

Centro Astronomico de Yebes

G. Beaudin

LERMA - Laboratoire d'Etudes du Rayonnement et de la Matiere en Astrophysique et Atmospheres

J. M. Krieg

LERMA - Laboratoire d'Etudes du Rayonnement et de la Matiere en Astrophysique et Atmospheres

M. Gerin

GEPI - Galaxies, Etoiles, Physique, Instrumentation

L. Pagani

GEPI - Galaxies, Etoiles, Physique, Instrumentation

P. Saraceno

Istituto di Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario, Rome

A. M. di Giorgio

Istituto di Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario, Rome

R. Cerulli

Istituto di Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario, Rome

R. Orfei

Istituto di Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario, Rome

L. Spinoglio

Istituto di Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario, Rome

L. Piazzo

Sapienza University of Rome

René Liseau

Chalmers, Department of Radio and Space Science, Radio Astronomy and Astrophysics

Victor Belitsky

Chalmers, Department of Radio and Space Science, Advanced Receiver Development

Serguei Cherednichenko

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Physical Electronics

A. Poglitsch

Max Planck Institute

W. Raab

Max Planck Institute

R. Guesten

Max Planck Institute

Benjamin Klein

Max Planck Institute

J. Stutzki

University of Cologne

N. Honingh

University of Cologne

A. Benz

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETH)

A. Murphy

Maynooth University

N. Trappe

Maynooth University

Antti Räisänen

Aalto University

Experimental Astronomy

0922-6435 (ISSN) 1572-9508 (eISSN)

Vol. 23 1 221-244

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DOI

10.1007/s10686-008-9097-6

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