The Ukrainian RT-32 radio telescope has passed the next stage of modernization

32-meter antenna MARK-4B (Radio Telescope-32) Photo: Yura Martinovich

Saturn Research and Production Enterprise (SPE) reported on the modernization of the RT-32 radio telescope.

Transmitted by the  National Industrial Portal  with reference to the  Military .

On December 23, 2021, a commission consisting of representatives of the National Center for Space Management and Testing (NCSPC), Kyiv PGZ, DKA heard a report on the implementation of the 3rd stage of the 2021 contract for the modernization of the RT-32 radio telescope in Zolochiv, Lviv region.

“Chief Designer of Saturn Volodymyr Chmil reported on the work done this year. In particular, he said that the issue of transmitting information to the customer at speeds of up to 10 Gigabits per second has been resolved and the necessary X-band units have been manufactured and installed in the first half of next year, “the center’s website said.

The modernization of RT-32, in addition to SPE “Saturn”, worked: Institute of Radiophysics and Electronics named after O.Ya. Usykov NASU, Radio Astronomical Institute of NASU, Ternopil National Technical University named after Ivan Pulyuy.

During the report, Anatoliy Poihalo, Deputy Head of the National Center for Development and Testing, noted that the RT-32 radio telescope enables specialists of the Radio Astronomical Institute to conduct the necessary basic scientific research of the Universe.

The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine recognized the RT-32 among the ten greatest scientific achievements last year.

Work on the modernization of the RT-32 radio telescope is scheduled to be completed by the end of next year.

“I hope that the situation at the enterprise will not prevent us,” said Vladislav Chmil, chairman of the board of Saturn.


“The commission accepted all the work done this year by the Saturn Research and Production Enterprise. The RT-32 3-band radio telescope works as a National Space Control and Testing Center, the State Space Agency and the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, exploring the universe, ”the National Center for Space Testing said.



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