JAXA Repository / AIREX 未来へ続く、宙(そら)への英知
titleThe Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) - Current Status, Recent Results, Future Plans, and Synergies with the AKARI Archive
Author(eng)Roellig, Thomas L.
Author Affiliation(eng)National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Issue Date2018-03-09
PublisherJapan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Publication titleJAXA Special Publication: The Cosmic Wheel and the Legacy of the AKARI archive: from galaxies and stars to planets and life
Start page31
End page40
Publication date2018-03-09
AbstractThe Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy comprises a 2.7m diameter telescope mounted in a heavily modified B747SP aircraft. The SOFIA program is a joint US NASA and German DLR program, with the development and operations costs split roughly 80%:20%, respectively. Although the observatory is funded by these two nations, its observing time is open to proposals from astronomers of any nationality. The observatory has been flying and taking scientific data since 2010 and currently observes astronomical targets from the stratosphere for approximately 800 research flight hours per year. Six science instruments (with an seventh coming online in 2019) cover the visible to sub-millimeter wavelengths with a variety of spectral resolving powers ranging up to 1 × 10(exp 8). The AKARI Archive with its 1.7 to 180 micrometers wavelength coverage is a natural complementary source for follow-up observations with SOFIA. This presentation will cover the current SOFIA technical capabilities and will present a few recent science highlights that demonstrate the SOFIA/AKARI complementarity. The presentation will also cover the SOFIA proposal process and will summarize other partnership opportunities for additional observing time on SOFIA.
DescriptionMeeting Information: The 4th AKARI International Conference: The Cosmic Wheel and the Legacy of the AKARI archive: from galaxies and stars to planets and life (October 17-20, 2017. The University of Tokyo), Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Physical characteristics: Original contains color illustrations
会議情報: 第4回「あかり」国際会議 (2017年10月17-20日. 東京大学), 文京区, 東京
形態: カラー図版あり
KeywordsNASA Space Missions
Document TypeConference Paper
JAXA Category特別資料
NASA Subject CategoryAstronomy
Report NoJAXA-SP-17-009E

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