30 September 2004 The SOFIA science instrument program: lessons learned
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We present an overview of the science instrument program for the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). Funded for an initial suite of facility and PI instruments, the SOFIA instrument development program includes imagers and spectrometers from both U.S. and German development teams. With an emphasis on lessons learned, we review the development of the facility instrument suite. We conclude with the anticipated role for SOFIA as a new technology test bed for the latest far-infrared detectors.
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Sean C. Casey, Sean C. Casey, Maureen L. Savage, Maureen L. Savage, Eric E. Becklin, Eric E. Becklin, "The SOFIA science instrument program: lessons learned", Proc. SPIE 5492, Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy, (30 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.552350; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.552350

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