Yevpatoria RT-70 radio telescope

Yevpatoria RT-70 radio telescope

Yevpatoria RT-70 radio telescope
70-m aerial P-2500 (RT-70 radio telescope) in Yevpatoria.
Organization Center for Deep Space Communications
Location Yevpatoria, Crimea, Autonomous Republic of Crimea.
Wavelength radio 5–300 GHz
Built 1978 (1978)
Telescope style reflector
Diameter 70 m (230 ft)
Collecting area 2,500 square metres (26,910 sq ft)
Dome none
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The Yevpatoria RT-70 radio telescope (P-2500, RT-70) is an RT-70 radio telescope and planetary radar at the Center for Deep Space Communications, Yevpatoria, Crimea, Autonomous Republic of Crimea. In the scientific literature is often called Evpatoria Planetary Radar (EPR).

With its 70-meter antenna diameter, it is among the largest single dish radio telescopes in the world. It has an advantage in comparison with other large radio telescopes in the fact that the complex includes powerful transmitters that allow active space experiments. Powerful electromagnetic beams can be accurately targeted and the signals received can be analyzed. For this reason, the Yevpatoria RT-70 radio telescope is one of only two in the world that are able to transmit messages to extraterrestrial civilizations. Radio telescopes are highly sensitive detectors of signals from outer space.

P-2500. Photo by KH-9 HEXAGON(1982)


The telescope has participated in Soviet space program since 1978 for the exploration of deep space:

In 1999, 2001, 2003, 2008, transmit messages to extraterrestrial civilizations:

Radar studies of planets and asteroids

See also

External links

  • Радиотелескоп РТ-70 (П-2500) (Russian)
  • National Space Facilities Control and Testing Center, Eupatoria