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Overview of the Atlas SIRTF Mission
Author(s): Michael W. Werner
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Paper Abstract

The Space Infrared Telescope Facility -- SIRTF -- will be a cryogenically cooled observatory for infrared astronomy from space and is planned for launch early in the next decade. SIRTF will build on the scientific and technical results obtained by IRAS, COBE and ISO, but it will go beyond these cryogenic space missions by making extensive use -- for both imaging and spectroscopy -- of large-format detector arrays. This paper discusses a newly modified baseline SIRTF mission and its scientific capabilities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 July 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1874, Infrared and Millimeter-Wave Engineering, (15 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.148059
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Michael W. Werner, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1874:
Infrared and Millimeter-Wave Engineering
Harold T. Buscher, Editor(s)

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