VLBI2010 in NASA's Space Geodesy Project
Chopo Ma, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
In the summer of 2011 NASA approved the proposal for the Space Geodesy Project (SGP). A major element is developing at the Goddard Geophysical and Astronomical Observatory a prototype of the next generation of integrated stations with co-located VLBI, SLR, GNSS and DORIS instruments as well as a system for monitoring the vector ties. VLBI2010 is a key component of the integrated station. The objectives of SGP, the role of VLBI2010 in the context of SGP, near term plans and possible future scenarios will be discussed.