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Telescope design of the CRISTA/SPAS experiment aboard the Space Shuttle
Author(s): Peter Barthol; Klaus U. Grossmann; Dirk Offermann
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents details of the optical and mechanical layout of a cryogenically cooled IR-sensor named CRISTA (CRyogenic Infrared Spectrometers and Telescopes for the Atmosphere). The instrument is designed to analyze dynamical processes in the middle atmosphere. For this purpose, it measures IR emissions of several trace gases at the limb using three independent telescopes with high off axis rejection performance. CRISTA, integrated in the free-flyer ASTRO-SPAS, will be launched in 1993 by the Space Shuttle for a 9 day mission.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1990
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1331, Stray Radiation in Optical Systems, (1 December 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.22649
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Peter Barthol, Univ. of Wuppertal (Germany)
Klaus U. Grossmann, Univ. of Wuppertal (Germany)
Dirk Offermann, Univ. of Wuppertal (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1331:
Stray Radiation in Optical Systems
Robert P. Breault, Editor(s)

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