Spitzer Space Telescope

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Spitzer Space Telescope
Spitzer space telescope.jpg
Airtist renderin o the Spitzer Space Telescope
Names Space Infrared Telescope Facility
Mission type Infrared telescope
Operator NASA / JPL / Caltech
COSPAR ID 2003-038A
SATCAT № 27871
Wabsteid http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/
Mission duration Planned: 2.5 to 5+ years[1]
Primary: 5 years, 8 months and 20 days
Elapsed: 14 years, 3 months and 17 days
Spacecraft properties
Manufacturer Lockheed
Ball Aerospace
Launch mass 950 kg (2,094 lb)[1]
Dry mass 884 kg (1,949 lb)
Paylaid mass 851.5 kg (1,877 lb)[1]
Start o mission
Launch date 25 August 2003 05:35:00 (2003-08-25UTC05:35Z) UTC[2]
Rocket Delta II 7920H[2]
Launch steid Cape Canaveral SLC-17B
Enterit service 18 December 2003
Orbital parameters
Reference seestem Heliocentric[1]
Regime Yird-trailin[1]
Eccentricity 0.02[2]
Perihelion 0.98 AU[2]
Apohelion 1.02 AU[2]
Inclination [2]
Period 363 days[2]
Epoch 25 August 2003 04:35:00
Main telescope
Teep Ritchey–Chrétien[3]
Diameter 0.85 m (2.8 ft)[1]
Focal lenth 10.2 m (33 ft)
Wavelenths 3.6 tae 160 microns[4]

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Great Observatories programme
← Chandra

The Spitzer Space Telescope (SST), umwhile the Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF), is an infrareid space observatory launched in 2003. It is the fowert an final o the NASA Great Observatories programme.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "About Spitzer: Fast Facts". Caltech. 2008. Archived frae the oreeginal on 2 Februar 2007. Retrieved 22 Aprile 2007. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 "Spitzer Space Telescope: Launch/Orbital Information". National Space Science Data Center. Retrieved 26 Aprile 2015. 
  3. "About Spitzer: Spitzer's Telescope". Caltech. Archived frae the oreeginal on 24 Februar 2007. Retrieved 22 Aprile 2007. 
  4. Van Dyk, Schuyler; Werner, Michael; Silbermann, Nancy (Mairch 2013) [2010]. "3.2: Observatory Description". Spitzer Telescope Handbook. Infrared Science Archive. Retrieved 18 October 2015.