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Stratospheric observatory for infrared astronomy (SOFIA): an introduction and science plans
Author(s): Jackie A. Davidson
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Paper Abstract

A brief introduction to SOFIA will be given with an outline of its planned investigator program, followed with a summary of the expected performance capabilities of SOFIA at first light. The remainder of the paper will then give examples of SOFIA science to be expected from science instruments to be commissioned on the observatory within the first year os operation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 February 2002
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4486, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing IX, (8 February 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.455094
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Jackie A. Davidson, Universities Space Research Association (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4486:
Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing IX
Marija Strojnik; Bjorn F. Andresen, Editor(s)

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