Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) Science Rationale

  title={Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) Science Rationale},
  author={J. Davidson and E. Erickson},
  booktitle={Optics \& Photonics},
The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) is a proposed 3-meter class telescope in a Boeing 747 aircraft, anticipated as a joint development by NASA and West German Science Ministry. SOFIA would have the capability to make astronomical observations over a wavelength range from 0.3 microns to 1.6mm. The concept is based on the design and 13 years of experience in the Kuiper Airborne Observatory (KAO), a lockheed C-141 jet transport with a 0.9-meter diameter telescope, which… Expand
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SOFIA data management, acquisition, and communication subsystems (DMACS)
  • R. Yee
  • Engineering
  • Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation
  • 1994