Astrophysics (index)

Next Generation Very Large Array

(planned radio telescope array as a follow-on to ALMA and the Jansky VLA)

The Next Generation Very Large Array (ngVLA) is a program to start planning a Radio Telescope array/Interferometer a step up from Atacama Large Millimeter Array and the Very Large Array, with ten times the collection area of either, and supporting a 300km baselines. The aim is high resolution at 1-100 GHz (1-300mm). Southwest US is being considered.

Planning is in an early stage and current thoughts are to begin construction in 2025, begin partial operation in 2028 and full operation in 2034.