The Spitzer Space Telescope Mission

  title={The Spitzer Space Telescope Mission},
  author={Michael W. Werner and Thomas L. Roellig and Frank James Low and George H. Rieke and Marcia J. Rieke and William F. Hoffmann and Erick T. Young and James R. Houck and Bernhard Brandl and Giovanni G. Fazio and Joseph L. Hora and Robert D. Gehrz and George Helou and B. T. Soifer and John R. Stauffer and Jocelyn Keene and Peter Eisenhardt and David B. Gallagher and Thomas N. Gautier and William R. Irace and Charles R. Lawrence and Larry L. Simmons and Jeffery E. Van Cleve and M. Jura and Edward L. Wright and Dale P. Cruikshank},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series},
  pages={1 - 9}
The Spitzer Space Telescope, NASA's Great Observatory for infrared astronomy, was launched 2003 August 25 and is returning excellent scientific data from its Earth-trailing solar orbit. Spitzer combines the intrinsic sensitivity achievable with a cryogenic telescope in space with the great imaging and spectroscopic power of modern detector arrays to provide the user community with huge gains in capability for exploration of the cosmos in the infrared. The observatory systems are largely… 

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The Space Infrared telescope for Cosmology and Astrophysics (SPICA) is planned to be the next space astronomy mission observing in the infrared. The mission is planned to be launched in 2017 and will

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Spitzer's expected role in infrared astronomy for the new millennium is discussed and pertinent details of the design, construction, launch, in-orbit checkout, and operations of the observatory are described.

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The Spitzer Space Telescope was launched in 2003 as part of NASA’s Great Observatory Program, measuring the infrared universe. As a 100% Community Observatory, Spitzer started with a large

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Infrared astronomy with NASA's new Spitzer Space Telescope

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    SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing
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Launched from Kennedy Spaceflight Center in the early morning of August 25, 2003, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope (formerly Space Infrared (IR) Telescope Facility, SIRTF) is the fourth and final

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We present the status of the development of a coronagraph for the Space Infrared telescope for Cosmology and Astrophysics (SPICA). SPICA is the next generation of infrared space-borne telescope

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Abstract. The Spitzer Space Telescope operated for over 16 years in an Earth-trailing solar orbit, returning not only a wealth of scientific data but also, as a by-product, spacecraft and instrument

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The Spitzer Space Telescope, the fourth and final of NASA's Great Observatories, was launched in August 2003. It has been a major scientific and engineering success, performing science observations



Cryogenic and Thermal Aspects of the SIRTF Warm Launch Concept

A fundamentally new concept is being explored for cryogenic operation of the Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF). In this concept, the helium dewar and instruments would be launched at liquid

Next generation infrared space observatory

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The Multiband Imaging Photometer for Spitzer (MIPS)

The Multiband Imaging Photometer for Spitzer (MIPS) provides long-wavelength capability for the mission in imaging bands at 24, 70, and 160 μm and measurements of spectral energy distributions

The Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) for the Spitzer Space Telescope

The Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) is one of three focal plane instruments on the Spitzer Space Telescope. IRAC is a four-channel camera that obtains simultaneous broadband images at 3.6, 4.5, 5.8, and

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