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ID: 448300.0, MPI für Astronomie / Publikationen_mpia
The space infrared telescope for cosmology and astrophysics: SPICA. A joint mission between JAXA and ESA
Authors:Swinyard, Bruce; Nakagawa, Takao; Merken, Patrick; Royer, Pierre; Souverijns, Tim; Vandenbussche, Bart; Waelkens, Christoffel; Davis, Peter; Di Francesco, James; Halpern, Mark; Houde, Martin; Johnstone, Doug; Joncas, Gilles; Naylor, David; Plume, Rene; Scott, Douglas; Abergel, A.; Bensammar, S.; Braine, J.; Buat, V.; Burgarella, D.; Cais, Ph; Dole, H.; Duband, L.; Elbaz, D.; Gerin, M.; Giard, M.; Goicoechea, J.; Joblin, C.; Jones, A.; Kneib, J. P.; Lagache, G.; Madden, S.; Pons, R.; Pajot, F.; Rambaud, D.; Ravera, L.; Ristorcelli, I.; Rodriguez, L.; Vives, S.; Zavagno, A.; Geis, Norbert; Krause, Oliver; Lutz, Dieter; Poglitsch, Albrecht; Raab, Walfried; Stegmaier, Jutta; Sturm, Eckhard; Tuffs, Richard; Lee, Hyung Mok; Koo, Bon-Chul; Im, Myungshin; Pak, Soojong; Han, Wonyong; Park, Jang-Hyun; Nam, Uk-Won; Jin, Ho; Lee, Dae-Hee; Yuk, In-Soo; Lee, Sungho; Aikawa, Yuri; Arimoto, Nobuo; Doi, Yasuo; Enya, Keigo; Fukagawa, Misato; Furusho, Reiko; Hasegawa, Sunao; Hayashi, Masahiko; Honda Kanagawa, Mitsuhiko; Ida, Shigeru; Imanishi; Masatoshi; Inutsuka, Shu-ichiro; Izumiura, Hideyuki; Kamaya, Hideyuki; Kaneda, Hidehiro; Kasuga, Toshihiro; Kataza, Hirokazu; Kawabata, Koji; Kawada, Mitsunobu; Kawakita, Hideyo; Kii, Tsuneo; Koda, Jin; Kodama, Tadayuki; Kokubo, Eiichiro; Komatsu, Keiji; Matsuhara, Hideo; Matsumoto, Toshio; Matsuura, Shuji; Miyata, Takashi; Miyata, Murakam Hiroshi; Nagata, Hirohisa; Nagata, Tetsuya; Nakajima, Tadashi; Naoto, Kobayashi; Nishi, Ryoichi; Noda, Atsushi; Okamoto, Atsushi; Okamoto, Yoshiko K.; Omukai, Kazuyuki
Language:English
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2009
Journal Abbrev.:Experimental Astronomy
Volume:23
Issue / Number:1
Start Page:193
End Page:219
Review Status:not specified
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:The Space Infrared telescope for Cosmology and Astrophysics (SPICA) is planned to be the next space astronomy mission observing in the infrared. The mission is planned to be launched in 2017 and will feature a 3.5 m telescope cooled to <5 K through the use of mechanical coolers. These coolers will also cool the focal plane instruments thus avoiding the use of consumables and giving the mission a long lifetime. SPICA’s large, cold aperture will provide a two order of magnitude sensitivity advantage over current far infrared facilities (>30 microns wavelength). We describe the scientific advances that will be made possible by this large increase in sensitivity and give details of the mission, spacecraft and focal plane conceptual design.
Free Keywords:Space missions; Infrared
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für Astronomie
Identifiers:URL:http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2009ExA....23..193S [ID No:1]
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