TUNA Lunch Talk:

Yas Murata


ASTRO-G (VSOP-2?) termination and future prospect of space radio astronomy in ISAS/JAXA.

March 27

12:10PM, Room 230, NRAO, Edgemont Road


After a long discussion JAXA finally decided to cancel ASTRO-G project in the beginning of December, 2011. We are sorry that many NRAO colleagues were also supporting this mission but we cannot continue the project. Now JAXA (ISAS) states "The space radio astronomy community should return to the mission definition process, in order that a new mission might be proposed in the future." I also present our prospect how we should do next in future.