Observing Program

Mark 5 Usage Plan

IVS recently adopted the Mark 5 system as its choice for the replacement of the Mark III/Mark IV recording systems. We have a strong interest in ensuring that the Mark 5 system is fully deployed and used as soon as possible throughout the geodetic/astrometric community in order to realize the many benefits of the system.

The Mark 5 Deployment Plan was prepared in late 2003. It describes the goals and strategy for full use of the Mark 5 system (section 1) and presents a plan for deployment and costs (sections 2 and 3).