Radio astronomy is a national resource that contributes to American competitiveness and drives progress in key technologies. Technical innovations developed or enhanced for radio astronomy are found in communication antennas, transistor design, cryogenic coolers, medical and scientific imaging, time and frequency standards, atomic clocks and GPS navigation, precision spacecraft navigation, laser rangefinders, and location of cell phone 911 calls. Read more.

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Radio Astronomy Contributions
to Technology and
National Competitiveness (RAC)

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