Lirts: A Large Infrared Telescope for Spacelab

  • A. F. M. Moorwood
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 63)

Summary

ESA is currently conducting the Phase A study of a large infrared telescope for Spacelab. The preliminary design of a 2.8 m aperture, modified Ritchey-Chrétien telescope can be accommodated in the short module or pallet only Spacelab configurations. Pointing is by means of the Instrument Pointing System. The facility has outstanding potential for a wide range of astronomical observations in the far infrared.

Keywords

Dust Torque Helium Epoxy Flange 

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Copyright information

© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht-Holland 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. F. M. Moorwood
    • 1
  1. 1.Astronomy Division, Space Science Department, European Space Research and Technology CentreEuropean Space AgencyNoordwijkThe Netherlands

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