of Arizona), who was involved with the Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF) also known as the Spitzer, tells the story of the creation of the project in 1983, political and managerial issues at NASA that impeded its progress, budget problems during a period of downsizing, its completion in 2002, launching in 2003, and first year in orbit.
What does SIRTF stand for?
SIRTF stands for Space Infrared Telescope Facility (now Spitzer Space Telescope; NASA)
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Previously known as the Space Infrared Telescope Facility and now renamed in honor of the late astronomer Lyman Spitzer Jr.
The Space Infrared Telescope Facility, known as SIRTF, is the last of four Nasa spacecraft designed to peer deeper into the universe using an array of tools that measure light of varying wavelengths.
The next steps really will be to see what the Space Infrared Telescope Facility can tell us about these objects," notes Koekemoer.
First will come the Space Infrared Telescope Facility, tentatively scheduled for launch in 2001.
NYSE:DRS) today announced that its infrared sensors were used on two of the three astronomical instruments supporting the NASA Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF), which was launched last week.
NASA has renamed the Space Infrared Telescope Facility, its newest space observatory, for the late astronomer Dr.
In a few months, NASA is scheduled to launch the Space Infrared Telescope Facility.