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Initial cold ground tests of the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) satellite payload
Author(s): Dietrich Lemke; Michel Anderegg; Catherine J. Cesarsky; Peter E. Clegg; Roger J. Emery; Mattheus WM de Graauw; Reinhard O. Katterloher; Martin F. Kessler; Harm Schaap; Bruce Miles Swinyard; Clemens N. Tilgner; Laurent G. Vigroux; Juergen Wolf
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Paper Abstract

The European Space Agency's ISO satellite is a liquid helium cooled space observatory for infrared astronomy. It will be launched for an 18 month mission in 1995 by the Ariane 4 rocket. The payload module contains a 60 cm telescope and 4 focal plane instruments covering the wavelength range 2.4 to 240 micrometers . During the first cold tests early in 1994, ISO's 2300 1 tank was partially filled with superfluid helium. The main purpose of this test was to check all the functions of the instruments and their compatibility in ISO's cryovacuum environment. In addition the straylight level caused by thermal emission of the cryostat's interior was measured by the focal plane instruments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2268, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing II, (14 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.185820
Show Author Affiliations
Dietrich Lemke, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astronomie (Germany)
Michel Anderegg, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Catherine J. Cesarsky, CEA/Service d'Astrophysique (France)
Peter E. Clegg, Univ. of London (United Kingdom)
Roger J. Emery, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Mattheus WM de Graauw, SRON Lab. for Space Research (Netherlands)
Reinhard O. Katterloher, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Martin F. Kessler, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Harm Schaap, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Bruce Miles Swinyard, Max-Planck Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (United Kingdom)
Clemens N. Tilgner, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astronomie (Germany)
Laurent G. Vigroux, CEA/Service d'Astrophysique (France)
Juergen Wolf, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astronomie (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2268:
Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing II
Marija S. Scholl, Editor(s)

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