T2++ countdown!

IVS stations will be performing a historic set of observations called “T2++” sessions on January 12, 2021, and on November 30, 2021. In these two sessions, 24 and 28 IVS radio telescopes, respectively, will be participating, and will perform a series of simultaneous observations of quasars as fixed reference points on the sky. The main […]

IVS Infrastructure Development Plan 2030: Request for feedback

The final version of the IVS Infrastructure Development Plan 2030 is now available on the IVS Coordinating Center website, https://ivscc.gsfc.nasa.gov/about/strategic/IVS-InfrastructureDevelopmentPlan2030_2020-09-28.pdf. This document presents a vision for the IVS on a path into the future. IVS stakeholders and those in related organizations such as the IAG are welcome to comment (please email axel dot nothnagel at […]

IVS in the time of coronavirus

The COVID-19 outbreak is unfolding on a global scale, impacting our daily lives in the process. Despite the fluidity of the situation, IVS operations have continued under these difficult conditions without any significant disruption. Several stations have transitioned to remote operations with limited technical support on site, which has so far been successful. A survey […]

Metsähovi: first light for new VGOS radio telescope

In December, the new radio telescope at Metsähovi in Finland achieved first light with the newly installed broadband receiver. Congratulations to everyone involved! https://www.maanmittauslaitos.fi/en/topical_issues/first-verified-signals-received-metsahovis-new-vgos-radio-telescope and also see https://twitter.com/NataliyaZubko/status/1202131707027214336.

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