Progress on the Australia Telescope, due for commissioning in 1988, is on schedule. When complete, the Australia Telescope will consist of a 6-km compact array and a Long Baseline Array which will, in collaboration with the University of Tasmania and NASA, use baselines up to 1400 km. The author focuses on the novel features of the Long Baseline Array, which is planned to use satellite linked local oscillators and VLBA data acquisition terminals to provide a VLBI network capable of expansion both within Australia and overseas.
The Impact of VLBI on Astrophysics and Geophysics
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