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Optical Engineering

Space Infrared Astronomy: Overview Of NASA Planning
Author(s): Michael G. Hauser
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Paper Abstract

The present status and potential future direction of the NASA space infrared astronomy program is reviewed. Projects and project concepts dis-cussed include the Infrared Astronomy Satellite, Small Infrared Telescope on Spacelab 2, Cosmic Background Explorer, Shuttle Infrared Telescope Facility, Space Telescope, large deployable reflector, molecular line survey, and infrared interferometer in space. Needs for continued engineering development in critical technology areas such as detectors, cryogenics, optics, and space structures are indicated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1982
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 21(4) doi: 10.1117/12.7972973
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 21, Issue 4
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Michael G. Hauser, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (United States)


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