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Infrared instruments for space
Author(s): Guenter Lange; Wolfgang Fricke
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Paper Abstract

In the last 20 years German space industry and research institutes have been involved with the development of IR sensors for application in space in the fields of remote sensing and astronomy. Following successful sounding rocket experiments, the first cryogenically-cooled space IR sensor has been successfully flown as part of the SDIO STS 39 mission in April 1991, acquiring valuable data on IR signatures in space. Other instruments operating in the IR currently under development are the ISOPHOT instrument of the European Space Observatory (ISO), the MIPAS (Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding) and the SCIAMACHY. The paper will provide an overview of German IR space sensors, their design and performance characteristics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2268, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing II, (14 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.185840
Show Author Affiliations
Guenter Lange, Deutsche Aerospace AG (Germany)
Wolfgang Fricke, Dornier GmbH/Deutsche Aerospace AG (Germany)


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

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