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SIRTF, A Cryogenically Cooled IR Telescope
Author(s): W. H. Alff; J. J. Schmidt
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Paper Abstract

The Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF) is a space-borne astronomical near-infrared to submillimeter telescope. Because of its high sensitivity, SIRTF will significantly increase observational capability over what is currently available. SIRTF is being developed by NASA to fly in the mid 90's. It will be carried to orbit by the Space Transportation System and placed in its final orbit by the Orbiting Maneuvering Vehicle.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1986
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0590, Infrared Technology and Applications, (1 May 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.952006
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W. H. Alff, Lockheed Missiles & Space Company, Inc. (United States)
J. J. Schmidt, Lockheed Missiles & Space Company, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0590:
Infrared Technology and Applications
Lionel R. Baker; Andre Masson, Editor(s)

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