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titleCurrent Status of ASTRO-F
Author(eng)Hiroshi, MURAMAMI
Author Affiliation(eng)The Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (iSAS)
Issue Date2000-12
PublisherInstitute of Space and Astronautical Science
Publication titleThe Institute of Space and Astronautical Science repot. S.P.
Start page267
End page272
Publication date2000-12
AbstractThe ASTRO-F is the second infrared astronomy mission of the Institute of Space andAstronautical Science (ISAS). The ASTOR-F is a 70-cm cooled telescope dedicated to infrared skysurvey. It will be launched with ISAS's launch vehicle M-V, into a sun-synchronous polar orbit.The current programed launch date is February, 2004. One of the two focal-plane instruments,the Far-Infrared Surveyor (FIS), will survey the entire sky in the wavelength range from 50 to 200micron with a sensitivity much higher than that of the IRAS survey. The other one, the InfraredCamera (IRC), employs large-format detector arrays and will take very deep images of wide skyregions in the near and mid infrared range. New infrared source catalogs provided by the ASTRO-F will give a valuable base for the further research by large space missions like the HII/L2.The ASTRO-F project is now in a design-fixing phase. The flight model design will be finalizedwithin this year, based on the results of various tests using a structure model and a thermal modelof the satellite, and also electrical protomodels of each component. The flight model fabricationwill be completed in 2001. It will be launched at the beginning of 2004, after system tests andrefurbishment over two years.
Document TypeDepartmental Bulletin Paper
JAXA Category宇宙科学研究所

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