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The WISE principal investigator's perspective
Author(s): Edward L. Wright
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The Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) project has dominated my life for the last 12 years, and it has been an interesting, rewarding and frustrating experience. The first proposal was made in 1998, and the very good core team assembled then has continued to work on the project. Scientific satellites are almost always unique designs, and there were many challenges in building a one-of-a-kind system. But the rewards from a successful mission are new data on the Universe, and here WISE has really delivered. Data has been flowing in at 250 Gbits per day for most of 2010.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 September 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7796, An Optical Believe It or Not: Key Lessons Learned II, 779605 (7 September 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.864358
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Edward L. Wright, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7796:
An Optical Believe It or Not: Key Lessons Learned II
Mark A. Kahan, Editor(s)

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