Yevpatoria RT-70 radio telescope

The Yevpatoria RT-70 radio telescope (P-2500, RT-70) is an RT-70 radio telescope and planetary radar at the Center for Deep Space Communications, Yevpatoria, Crimea. In the scientific literature is often called Evpatoria Planetary Radar (EPR).

Yevpatoria RT-70 radio telescope
70-м антенна П-2500 (РТ-70).jpg
Part ofRT-70 Edit this on Wikidata
Coordinates45°11′N 33°11′E / 45.19°N 33.19°E / 45.19; 33.19Coordinates: 45°11′N 33°11′E / 45.19°N 33.19°E / 45.19; 33.19 Edit this at Wikidata
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Observatory code 255 Edit this on Wikidata
Wavelength0.1 cm (300 GHz)-6 cm (5.0 GHz)
Built1973 Edit this on Wikidata–1978 Edit this on Wikidata (1973 Edit this on Wikidata–1978 Edit this on Wikidata) Edit this at Wikidata
Telescope styleRT-70
radio telescope Edit this on Wikidata
Diameter70 m (229 ft 8 in) Edit this at Wikidata
Collecting area2,500 m2 (27,000 sq ft) Edit this at Wikidata Edit this at Wikidata
Yevpatoria RT-70 radio telescope is located in Ukraine
Yevpatoria RT-70 radio telescope
Location of Yevpatoria RT-70 radio telescope
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P-2500. Photo by KH-9 HEXAGON(1982)
100 Russian rubles issued in 2015

With its 70-meter antenna diameter, it is among the largest single dish radio telescopes in the world. It has an advantage in comparison with other large radio telescopes in the fact that the complex includes powerful transmitters that allow active space experiments. Powerful electromagnetic beams can be accurately targeted and the signals received can be analyzed. For this reason, the Yevpatoria RT-70 radio telescope is one of only two in the world that are able to transmit messages to extraterrestrial civilizations, i.e. the multiple Cosmic Calls, Teen Age Messages or AMFE. Radio telescopes are highly sensitive detectors of signals from outer space.

The radiotelescope is depicted on Russia's commemorative 100-ruble banknote of 2015.[1]

inside antenna mirror of radio telescope RT-70


The telescope has participated in Soviet space program since 1978 for the exploration of deep space:

In 1999, 2001, 2003, 2008, transmit messages to extraterrestrial civilizations:

Radar studies of planets and asteroids. Observatory code 255 (Evpatoria).

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