6 July 2006 Preliminary results from Herschel-SPIRE flight instrument testing
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The Spectral and Photometric Imaging REceiver (SPIRE) is one of the three scientific instruments to fly on the European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory, and contains a three-band imaging submillimetre photometer and an imaging Fourier transform spectrometer. The flight model of the SPIRE cold focal plane unit has been built up in stages with a cold test campaign associated with each stage. The first campaign focusing on the spectrometer took place in early 2005 and the second campaign focusing on the photometer was in Autumn 2005. SPIRE is currently undergoing its third cold test campaign following cryogenic vibration testing. Test results to date show that the instrument is performing very well and in general meets not only its requirements but also most of its performance goals. We present an overview of the instrument tests performed to date, and the preliminary results.
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Tanya Lim, Tanya Lim, Bruce Swinyard, Bruce Swinyard, Matthew Griffin, Matthew Griffin, Asier Aramburu, Asier Aramburu, Jean-Paul Baluteau, Jean-Paul Baluteau, James Bock, James Bock, Marc Ferlet, Marc Ferlet, Trevor Fulton, Trevor Fulton, Douglas Griffin, Douglas Griffin, Steven Guest, Steven Guest, Peter Hargrave, Peter Hargrave, Kenneth King, Kenneth King, Sarah Leeks, Sarah Leeks, David Naylor, David Naylor, Edward Polehampton, Edward Polehampton, Davide Rizzo, Davide Rizzo, Eric Sawyer, Eric Sawyer, Bernhard Schulz, Bernhard Schulz, Sunil Sidher, Sunil Sidher, Locke Spencer, Locke Spencer, David Smith, David Smith, Hien Trong Nguyen, Hien Trong Nguyen, Ivan Valtchanov, Ivan Valtchanov, Tim Waskett, Tim Waskett, Adam Woodcraft, Adam Woodcraft, } "Preliminary results from Herschel-SPIRE flight instrument testing", Proc. SPIE 6265, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation I: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter, 62650F (6 July 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.672752; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.672752
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