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SOFIA telescope
Author(s): Alfred Krabbe
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Paper Abstract

The SOFIA is a major milestone in the prospering wavelength range of the IR. As a successor of the tremendously successful Kuiper Airborne Observatory it will be the biggest astronomical airborne observatory ever hilt, comprising a 3m-class telescope onboard a Boeing 747SP. Presented in an overview on the telescope as the heart of SOFIA, and discussion of some of the requirements; description of the optical and mechanical design and give an update on the current status of construction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 February 2002
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4486, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing IX, (8 February 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.455095
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Alfred Krabbe, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)

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

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