Welcome to DARTS/HALCA

picture of HALCA


HALCA (MUSES-B), the first astronomical satellite dedicated to Very-Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI), was launched on its maiden flight by ISAS's M-V launch vehicle from Kagoshima Space Center on February 12, 1997. HALCA was the main player of the VLBI Space Observation Programme (VSOP).

Requests when using VSOP Data / VSOP Standard Acknowledgments

If you are preparing a scientific paper which uses data from the VSOP mission, please include the following text in the Acknowledgments:

"We gratefully acknowledge the VSOP Project, which is led by the Japanese Institute of Space and Astronautical Science in cooperation with many organizations and radio telescopes around the world."

Please also notify the DARTS your paper has been accepted for publication so that we can include it on the Publications page.

Last Modified: 30 October 2023