1 December 1991 Space Infrared Telescope Facility cryogenic and optical technology
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SIRTF will require new liquid helium cryogenics and optical technology at liquid helium temperatures to meet the scientific requirements. In particular, it will require a helium cryogenic system operating at 1.25 K with a lifetime of five years. The optical system will require a 1-m mirror operating at 2 K, which is diffraction limited at 3 microns. This paper describes the advances which will be needed and the approaches to be taken.
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Peter V. Mason, T. Kiceniuk, Joseph A. Plamondon, Stanley Walter Petrick, "Space Infrared Telescope Facility cryogenic and optical technology", Proc. SPIE 1540, Infrared Technology XVII, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48717; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.48717


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