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First IVS VGOS session successfully correlated at TU Wien


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For the first time, a 24h VGOS session of the International VLBI Service for Geodesy and Astrometry (IVS) was correlated at TU Wien. Eight globally distributed radio telescopes participated in session VO1021 on January 21, 2021, each observing quasars with a data rate of 8 Gbit/s. In total, more than 220 TByte had to be […]

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New software to simulate raw telescope data for VLBI


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Jakob Gruber has developed software to simulate raw telescope data for VLBI (VieRDS). Interested? The software is available via Github and the description with the mathematical background has just gone online as open access paper. @IVS_OOC

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Paper on ICRF3 published in A&A


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What a nice Christmas present: the paper on the ICRF3 is finally published in A&A: https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/202038368 . Wien is very happy and honored to have been part of this great achievement! @IVS_OOC @tu_wien

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IVS Newsletter online


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Do not miss the December 2020 issue of the IVS Newsletter! @IVS_OOC It features the Celestial Reference Frame with great interviews by “CRF veterans”. It also introduces the joint Operation Center by Wettzell, Zürich, and Wien. https://ivscc.gsfc.nasa.gov/publications/newsletter/issue58.pdf 

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Saying goodbye to Matthias


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Matthias will leave TU Wien with the end of September 2020, starting at ETH Zürich (Space Geodesy group of Benedikt Soja) on October 1. Matthias, it was a pleasure having you at TU Wien, we wish Laura and you all the best for the future, and we are looking forward to a close co-operation between […]

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Welcome Frederic at TU Wien


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We are very glad to have a new member in the Vienna VLBI group: Frederic Jaron. He is an experienced VLBI-ler with a background in astrophysics and interest in a wide variety of VLBI topics. Among other topics, he will look into source structure effects in VGOS observations.

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VieVS Days 2020 held as Webinar


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This year’s edition of the VieVS Days was held online as webinar from September 14 to 15. While the first day was devoted to the VLBI module of the Vienna VLBI and Satellite Software (VieVS) with lectures by Helene on single session analysis and Sigrid on global solutions, Matthias focused on the scheduling package VieSched++ […]

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Benedikt Soja from ETH Zürich visiting TU Wien


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While visiting his family in Vienna, Benedikt Soja stopped by for a chat at TU Wien. He also took the chance and talked to Matthias Schartner who will start in Benedikt’s group on space geodesy at ETH Zürich on October 1, 2020. Definitely, a close co-operation between our groups is guaranteed.

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Paper on optimal VGOS station positions published


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Do you want to know where new VGOS stations would best improve earth orientation parameters? Schartner et al. provide the answer in an article in Earth, Planets and Space.

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Vienna VLBI group participates in EGU Sharing Geoscience Online


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While the physical general assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) in Vienna in the first week in May 2020 was cancelled for the COVID19 pandemic, an event called Sharing Geoscience Onine (SGO) was organized instead. In the mostly text-chat-based sessions, we had several contributions. You can find the displays on EGUSphere and in the […]

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