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ASTRO-F: MISSION OVERVIEW

  • MATSUMOTO TOSHIO (Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)
  • Published : 2005.06.01

Abstract

ASTRO-F is the first Japanese dedicated infrared astronomical satellite which will be launched in 2005FY and is now in the final stage of the development. ASTRO-F is a 70 cm aperture cryogenically cooled telescope and designed for the infrared survey with much higher sensitivity and angular resolution than IRAS. We present the current status of the mission, focal plane instruments, and the observation plan now being discussed.

Keywords

infrared;space telescope

References

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