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Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) And Shuttle Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF): Implications Of Scientific Objectives On Focal Plane Sensitivity Requirements
Author(s): C. R. McCreight; R. G. Walker; F. C. Witteborn
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Paper Abstract

Infrared observations are germane to nearly every problem of contemporary astrophysics. Within the next decade, NASA expects to carry out at least two major cooled space telescope projects for infrared astronomy. This paper discusses a complementary pair of telescopes, the Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) and the Shuttle Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF), which are being developed to study the infrared sky. Brief descriptions, with emphasis on the focal plane designs, and specific objectives of both telescope systems are given.

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Date Published: 6 June 1978
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0132, Utilization of Infrared Detectors, (6 June 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956058
Show Author Affiliations
C. R. McCreight, NASA Ames Research Center (United States)
R. G. Walker, NASA Ames Research Center (United States)
F. C. Witteborn, NASA Ames Research Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0132:
Utilization of Infrared Detectors
Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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