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dc.creatorYoung, E. T.en_US
dc.creatorBecklin, E. E.en_US
dc.creatorMarcum, P. M.en_US
dc.creatorRoellig, T. L.en_US
dc.creatorDe Buizer, J. M.en_US
dc.creatorHerter, Terry L.en_US
dc.creatorGusten, R.en_US
dc.creatorDunham, E. W.en_US
dc.creatorTemi, P.en_US
dc.creatorAndersson, B. G.en_US
dc.creatorBackman, D.en_US
dc.creatorBurgdorf, M.en_US
dc.creatorCaroff, L. J.en_US
dc.creatorCasey, S. C.en_US
dc.creatorDavidson, J. A.en_US
dc.creatorErickson, E. F.en_US
dc.creatorGehrz, R. D.en_US
dc.creatorHarper, D. A.en_US
dc.creatorHarvey, Paul M.en_US
dc.creatorHelton, L. A.en_US
dc.creatorHorner, S. D.en_US
dc.creatorHoward, C. D.en_US
dc.creatorKlein, R.en_US
dc.creatorKrabbe, A.en_US
dc.creatorMcLean, I. S.en_US
dc.creatorMeyer, A. W.en_US
dc.creatorMiles, J. W.en_US
dc.creatorMorris, M. R.en_US
dc.creatorReach, W. T.en_US
dc.creatorRho, J.en_US
dc.creatorRichter, Matthew J.en_US
dc.creatorRoeser, H. P.en_US
dc.creatorSandell, G.en_US
dc.creatorSankrit, R.en_US
dc.creatorSavage, M. L.en_US
dc.creatorSmith, E. C.en_US
dc.creatorShuping, R. Y.en_US
dc.creatorVacca, W. D.en_US
dc.creatorVaillancourt, J. E.en_US
dc.creatorWolf, J.en_US
dc.creatorZinnecker, H.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-28T19:37:56Z
dc.date.available2016-10-28T19:37:56Z
dc.date.issued2012-04en_US
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T20R9M65M
dc.identifier.citationYoung, E. T., E. E. Becklin, P. M. Marcum, T. L. Roellig, J. M. De Buizer, T. L. Herter, R. Güsten et al. "Early science with SOFIA, the stratospheric observatory for infrared astronomy." The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Vol. 749, No. 2 (Apr., 2012): L17.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2041-8205en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/43091
dc.description.abstractThe Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) is an airborne observatory consisting of a specially modified Boeing 747SP with a 2.7 m telescope, flying at altitudes as high as 13.7 km (45,000 ft). Designed to observe at wavelengths from 0.3 mu m to 1.6 mm, SOFIA operates above 99.8% of the water vapor that obscures much of the infrared and submillimeter. SOFIA has seven science instruments under development, including an occultation photometer, near-, mid-, and far-infrared cameras, infrared spectrometers, and heterodyne receivers. SOFIA, a joint project between NASA and the German Aerospace Center Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft und-Raumfahrt, began initial science flights in 2010 December, and has conducted 30 science flights in the subsequent year. During this early science period three instruments have flown: the mid- infrared camera FORCAST, the heterodyne spectrometer GREAT, and the occultation photometer HIPO. This Letter provides an overview of the observatory and its early performance.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNASAen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipUnited States Air Forceen_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
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dc.rightsAdministrative deposit of works to Texas ScholarWorks: This works author(s) is or was a University faculty member, student or staff member; this article is already available through open access or the publisher allows a PDF version of the article to be freely posted online. The library makes the deposit as a matter of fair use (for scholarly, educational, and research purposes), and to preserve the work and further secure public access to the works of the University.en_US
dc.subjectinfrared: generalen_US
dc.subjectinstrumentation: miscellaneousen_US
dc.subjecttelescopesen_US
dc.subjectastronomy & astrophysicsen_US
dc.titleEarly Science With SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.departmentAstronomyen_US
dc.rights.restrictionOpenen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1088/2041-8205/749/2/l17en_US
dc.contributor.utaustinauthorHarvey, Paul Men_US
dc.relation.ispartofserialAstrophysical Journal Lettersen_US


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