Herschel Space Observatory - An ESA facility for far-infrared and submillimetre astronomy

@article{Pilbratt2010HerschelSO,
  title={Herschel Space Observatory - An ESA facility for far-infrared and submillimetre astronomy},
  author={G{\"o}ran Pilbratt and J. R. Riedinger and Thomas Passvogel and G. A. E. Crone and Dominic Doyle and U. Gageur and Ana Mar{\'i}a Heras and Chris Jewell and Leo Metcalfe and Stephan Ott and M. R. Schmidt},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2010},
  volume={518}
}
Herschel was launched on 14 May 2009, and is now an operational ESA space observatory o ering unprecedented observational capabilities in the far-infrared and submillimetre spectral range 55 671 m. Herschel carries a 3.5 metre diameter passively cooled Cassegrain telescope, which is the largest of its kind and utilises a novel silicon carbide technology. The science payload comprises three instruments: two direct detection cameras/medium resolution spectrometers, PACS and SPIRE, and a very high… 

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