Lirts: A Large Infrared Telescope for Spacelab
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.
KeywordsStar Formation Heat Pipe Star Tracker Primary Mirror Short Module
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