In August 2020, the 2.3m Aristarchos telescope at Helmos Observatory was selected as the first ground-based station of the ScyLight program.  The equipment of the ScyLight program was successfully installed on July 23, 2021. In November 2021, additional equipment was installed by ESA and sky-high tests to communicate with the Alphasat telecommunications satellite were successfully performed.

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ScyLight Project logo

OPTICON-RadioNet Pilot project

Since 2003 National Observatory of Athens (and Aristarchos telescope) becomes an OPTICON partner, while since January 1, 2016, the 2.3m Aristarchos telescope participates in the TNA program, making its instrumentation available to the international community. Now, the Aristarchos telescope continues as a full member of the OPTICON-RadioNet Pilot project.

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Opticon RadioNet Pilot, Project logo

Helmos Facilities, Aerial View (Photo: Dr. A. Liakos)

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