Next Generation Space VLBI workshop

Next Generation Space VLBI workshop

The third edition of the Next Generation Space VLBI workshop (ngSVLBI-2022), co-organised by JIVE and ASTRON in Dwingeloo (The Netherlands) will be held on 17-19 October 2022.

The ngSVLBI-2022 workshop will focus on the future of high-resolution radio interferometry. Next-generation Space VLBI missions would be natural extensions of advanced Earth-based facilities such as global VLBI networks, (ng)EHT, LOFAR, as well as former Space VLBI missions VSOP and RadioAstron. The workshop will address the topics of Space VLBI mission concepts and supporting technology developments aiming at achieving the highest angular resolution observations in all domains of the radio spectrum, from megahertz to terahertz. The programme will highlight recent scientific and technological developments laying the foundation for future space-based very long baseline interferometry. In particular, the programme will include the following topics:

  •  Multi-disciplinary science applications at extremely high angular resolutions
    •  mm/sub-mm domain
    • cm/dm domain
    • ultra-long-wavelength interferometers
  • Space-borne antennas for high-resolution interferometers
  • Analogue instrumentation for ngSVLBI
  • Digital SVLBI instrumentation, data handling and processing
  • Heterodyning and synchronization
  • Orbital dynamics and uv-plane coverage optimisation
  • Baseline state vector determination
  •  Mission concepts, incl. "Space-Earth" and "Space-only" configurations

The programme of the workshop will consist of invited (oral) and contributed (oral and poster) presentations.

For more information, visit the ngSVLBI-2022 workshop website.

Additional information

The Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE) has as its primary mission to operate and develop the EVN data processor, a powerful supercomputer that combines the signals from radio telescopes located across the planet. Founded in 1993, JIVE is since 2015 a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) with seven member countries: France, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Spain, and Sweden; additional support is received from partner institutes in China, Germany, and South Africa. JIVE is hosted at the offices of the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON) in the Netherlands.


Leonid Gurvits and Giuseppe Cimò,
on behalf of the ngSVLBI-2022 SOC and LOC

Jorge Rivero González
JIVE Science Communications Officer


Oct 17 2022 - Oct 19 2022


09:00 - 18:00



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