NRAO - National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Program Description: The National Radio Astronomy Observatory operates a complementary, state-of-the-art suite of radio telescope facilities for use by the scientific community, regardless of institutional or national affiliation. Instruments include (a) the Very Large Array (VLA), (b) the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT), and (c) the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA). The NRAO is building two new major research facilities in partnership with the international community that will soon open new scientific frontiers: the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), and the Expanded Very Large Array (EVLA).

Organization Description: Partners are global, and listed at

Data Description: N/A

Project Type: Instrument

Project Domains: Math and Physical Sciences

No budget information

Federal Funding: NSF

Program Data

Location Lat/Lon Coordinates Location Type Data Type Data Generation Single Data Instance Size (TB) Estimated Daily Data Size (GB) Estimated Annual Data Size (PB) Average Sustained Throughput (Gbps) Maximum Sustained Throughput (Gbps) Online Repository Size (PB) Total Repository Size (PB) Delay Tolerance (minutes) Jitter Sensitive? Uses the Cloud?
GBT Greenbank, West Virginia, United States 38.4991,-79.7848 Instrument Instrument Not Specified - -
Very Large Array, Socorro, New Mexico, United States 34.0584,-106.8914 Instrument Instrument Not Specified - -