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Optical Engineering

Rocket-Borne Infrared Astronomical Telescopes
Author(s): Kandiah Shivanandan
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Paper Abstract

Rocket-borne cryogenic cooled infrared telescopes have been used for infrared and submillimeter measurements of the celestial background, atmospheric and auroral emission spectra, multicolor observations of the interplanetary medium, H II region, galactic center region and the cosmic background. This paper reviews some of the technology developed for rocketborne cryogenically cooled infrared systems and outlines its potential applications for future satellite infrared systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1977
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 16(6) 166532 doi: 10.1117/12.7972157
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 16, Issue 6
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Kandiah Shivanandan, E. O. Hulburt Center for Space Research (United States)


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