3 April 1981 The German Infrared Laboratory (GIRL) - A Status Report
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Proceedings Volume 0265, Shuttle Pointing of Electro-Optical Experiments; (1981) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.959883
Event: 1981 Los Angeles Technical Symposium, 1980, Los Angeles, United States
GIRL consists of a liquid helium cooled 50 cm telescope and four focal plane instruments dedicated to astronomical and aeronomical observations. These instruments, a detector array, a photometer/polarimeter, an Ebert-Fastie-spectrometer and a Michelson-Interferometer are under development. They make up an "infrared observatory" having high sensitivity and high spectral and spatial resolution. The full-size "thermal-model" of the GIRL cryostat has now been completed and is undergoing extensive tests. GIRL will be pointed by IPS. It is scheduled to fly on a Spacelab mission in 1986.
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D. Lemke, D. Lemke, K. Proetel, K. Proetel, F. Dahl, F. Dahl, } "The German Infrared Laboratory (GIRL) - A Status Report", Proc. SPIE 0265, Shuttle Pointing of Electro-Optical Experiments, (3 April 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.959883; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.959883

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