Thermal Analysis of a Helium II-Cooled Infrared Telescope for Spacelab

  • F. D. Heidt
  • K.-P. Bartholomä
  • H. Schwille
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 23)


Infrared (IR) astronomical and atmospheric research is a relatively young field of scientific effort. The IR spectral range extends from 0.72 to about 1000 μm. Large amounts of energy in the universe are irradiated at infrared wavelengths from cool objects such as stars, planets, atmospheres of planets, ionized gas, and interstellar dust regions.


Heat Shield Insulation Thickness Radiation Shield Superfluid Helium Heat Leak 
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© Plenum Press · New York and London 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. D. Heidt
    • 1
  • K.-P. Bartholomä
    • 1
  • H. Schwille
    • 1
  1. 1.Dornier System GmbHFriedrichshafenGermany

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