1 September 1974 A Stabilized Large-Aperture Far-Infrared Telescope Gondola
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Far-infrared astronomy is a rapidly developing new field where the early small survey experiments are just now being supplemented with larger payloads capable of mapping with good spati 1 resolution and high sensitivity. Balloons provide an ideal vehicle for this work because they are capable of carrying weights up to several thousand kilograms to above virtually all the atmospheric water vapor for flight times of many hours, and at modest expense.
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N. L. Hazen, N. L. Hazen, } "A Stabilized Large-Aperture Far-Infrared Telescope Gondola", Proc. SPIE 0044, Instrumentation in Astronomy II, (1 September 1974); doi: 10.1117/12.953924; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.953924


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