Seminary 2018-06-15. DSN/NASA Follow-the-Sun Operations and radio astronomy activities at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex

By Shinji Horiuchi (Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex(CDSCC), CSIRO).


Day: June 15th, 2018
Hour: 12:00
Venue: Auditorio del Centro de Astrobiología (CSIC-INTA)
Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (INTA)
Ctra de Ajalvir, km 4
28850 Torrejón de Ardoz, Madrid, Spain.


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Title: "DSN/NASA Follow-the-Sun Operations and radio astronomy activities at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex".


Abstract: In November 2018 NASA’s Deep Space Network (DSN) has started the new operation scheme called Follow-the-Sun Operations (FtSO). Now each of three complexes, in Madrid, Goldstone, and Canberra, operates only during day hours but controls all thee complex stations remotely. This challenges local radio astronomy activities that have been relaying on local set up and operation procedures. In this talk I will summaries how we continue to produce the scientific outcome for radio astronomy projects in Canberra and highlight some of recent achievements in studying Active Galactic Nuclei, Galactic start forming regions, pulsars, magnetars, and planets.

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