3 March 2003 Becoming reality: the SOFIA telescope
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After 4.5 years of development, the telescope of the Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA is becoming reality. The telescope module was delivered at the end of August 2002 from Germany to Waco/Texas, where the integration into the aircraft will begin in fall 2002. Here I present a progress report and describe the recent achievements as well as the status of the telescope.
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Alfred Krabbe, Alfred Krabbe, "Becoming reality: the SOFIA telescope", Proc. SPIE 4857, Airborne Telescope Systems II, (3 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.458647; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.458647

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