SOAR - Southern Astrophysical Research Telescope

Program Description: The telescope has opening of 4.2 meters, projected to produce images of better quality than the one of any other observatory of the world in his/her category. It is located in Cerro Pachón, a mountain in the Chilean Andes altitude of 2700 meters above sea level. The Telescope SOARES fills the gap between the telescope of 1.6 meters, which is located in Brazópolis / MG and the Gemini telescope, supplying the community with an intermediate size of extremely versatile, fast, superb optics.

Year Started: 2013.

Organization Description: The consortium includes: Brazil (acted by CNPq), National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO), the University of North Carolina (UNC) and the State University of Michigan (MSU)

Data Description: Small file transfer and occasional large file transfer at speeds between 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps.

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?
Chilean Andes, Chile -21.18,-67.63 Instrument Data Scheduled 10.00 - -
Brazil, United States -14.24,-51.93 Data Repository and Analysis Data Scheduled 10.00 - -
USA (MSU and UNC), United States 42.28,-83.74 Data Repository and Analysis Data Scheduled 10.00 - -