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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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VieVS YouTube tutorials online


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Finally, we found some time to record new videos for our VieVS YouTube channel. In these videos, all aspects of the VieVS VLBI module are discussed and examples are shown. This covers all major features of the VieVS VLBI software, including: session analysis (fixing clock breaks, removing stations, eliminating outliers…) 24-hour sessions intensive sessions investigating […]

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VieSched++ V1.0 released


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Many new features and enhancements over the last months made me decide to finally close the beta status of VieSched++ and go for a full release of VieSched++ as version 1.0. VieSched++ is already widely used to schedule various observing programs, such as INT2, INT3, INT9, OHG, T2, AUA, CRDS, CRF, parts of EUVGOS, the […]

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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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IVS Newsletter


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The IVS newsletter features, besides other important topics, VGOS correlation activities at TU Wien carried out by Jakob. Enjoy reading!

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VGOS sessions scheduled in Wien


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VieSched++, the new VieVS scheduling module, is used by Matthias Schartner for the generation of VGOS schedules for the International VLBI Service for Geodesy and Astrometry (IVS). Scientific investigations on optimizing VGOS schedules are published in Journal of Geodesy.

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First light on the VSC-4


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Just before Christmas, on December 20, 2019, 240 private cores of the VSC-4 dedicated for VLBI correlation could be used for the first time. This test showed that DiFX 2.6 and HOPS-2.20 could have been installed successfully on the most powerful supercomputer in Austria currently available.

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PhD Defense Matthias Schartner


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On December 17, 2019, Matthias Schartner successfully defended his PhD thesis on scheduling VLBI observations. John Gipson, Axel Nothnagel, and Johannes Böhm challenged him with difficult questions, but Matthias masterfully answered all. Congratulations!

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VLBI discussions with John Gipson


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On the occasion of Matthias’ PhD defense, John Gipson from NVI/NASA GSFC visited the Vienna VLBI group. We took the chance to discuss the next steps for the generation of ITRF2020.

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