RADIO ASTRONOMY

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BMAONE

RADIO ASTRONOMY

Post by BMAONE » Fri Oct 08, 2004 5:17 pm

HOW FAR COULD WE SEE, AND WITH BETTER CLARITY, IF WE HAD GEOSTATIONARY ORBITING RADIO TELESCOPES THAT WERE LINKED TOGEATHER THRU SOME SORT OF INTERFEROMETER ACTING AS ONE TELESCOPE THAT WAS LARGER THAN THE EARTH? THIS COULD BE DONE.
SOMETHING SIMILAR COULD BE DONE WITH THE HUBBLE, CHANDRA, AND SPITZER TELESCOPES.

Guest

Post by Guest » Wed Dec 01, 2004 9:36 pm

Hey! Take off caps lock and learn how to spell! Writing in all caps is extremely abnoxious. And why/ how do you think it could be done? Just cause you said so, or do you have experience in this sort of thing, or what?

BMAONE

GUEST

Post by BMAONE » Thu Dec 02, 2004 8:32 pm

THE IDEA OCCURRED TO ME AS I WAS WATCHING A PROGRAM ON THE VLA; A RAIOD ASTRONOMY PLATFORM WITH 27 LINKED 25M RADIO TELESCOPES (SEE APOD 6-20-99). ON A SEPARATE PROGRAM THE VLT WAS DISCUSSED (SEE http://WWW.ESO.ORG/PROJECTS/VLTI) WHICH ALSO OPERATES THROUGH AN INTERFEROMETER WHICH LINKS THE INDIVIDUAL TELESCOPES TO ACT AS 1 LARGE TELESCOPE.
WE HAVE THOUSANDS OF GEOSTATIONARY ORBITING SATALITES FOR CABLE TV BROADCASTS, SATALITE TV BROADCASTS, COMMUNICATIONS, WEATHER, OBSERVATORIES (HUBBLE, CHANDRA) AS WELL AS VARIOUS MILITARY APPLICATIONS. WE ARE IN COMMUNICATION WITH MOST OF THESE SATALITES EVERY SECOND OF EVERY DAY. LIKE THE MARS GLOBAL SURVEYOR, WE CAN REDIRECT THE SATALITES COMMUNICATIONS ARRAYS AND LIKE THE HUBBLE, THEIR ATTITUDES.

AS TO HOW IT COULD BE DONE, EFFECTIVELY:
1) CONSTRUCT 24 RADIO TELESCOPES MOUNTED ON SATALITE PLATFORMS. ($)
2) PLACE INTO GEOSTATIONARY ORBITS ($)
3) CONSTRUCT SEVERAL INTERFEROMETER/RESEARCH/MONITERING SITES AROUND THE GLOBE ($) THESE CAN COMMUNICATE WITH EACH OTHER VIA SATALITE COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT AND, IN THE SAME WAY, WITH THE RADIO TELESCOPES WHICH CAN IN TURN COMMUNICATE WITH EACH OTHER FOR SYNCHRONIZED TARGETING.
4) JUST LIKE THE “VLA” THE ORBITING PLATFORMS COULD BE DIRECTED AT ANY SOURCE OBJECT. THE VLA DISHES CAN BE MOVED ON TRACKS TO ENCOMPASS AN AREA OF APPROX 35km OR 20 MILES. THE INTERFEROMETERS WOULD CAUSE THE ORBITING PLATFORMS TO OPERATE AS A SINGLE 30,000 MILE RADIO DISH AND COULD BE EASIER TO REDIRECT THAN ARECIBO.

THE TECHNOLOGY EXISTS TODAY, IT JUST REQUIRES TIME AND MONEY ($)

AS FOR THE CAPS LOCK, THIS IS MY PERSONAL PREFERENCE. WERE I TO WRITE YOU A LETTER BY HAND, IT WOULD MOST LIKELY BE IN CAPS AS THIS IS HOW I WRITE. SINCE YOU NOW KNOW THIS, YOU WILL BE PREPARED FOR IN ANY FUTURE POSTS OF MINE.

(And I did run spell check on this)