Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 217, Issue 1–2, pp 45–48 | Cite as

Edison — the international infrared space observatory

The Next Generation
  • H. J. Walker
I. Infrared and Other Sky Surveys


Edison is planned as a 1.7m telescope to be deployed at L2, and cooled non-cryogenically so that its lifetime would be from a minimum 3 years to possibly in excess of 10 years. Scientific projects have been proposed by 87 scientists from 11 countries. Due to its planned sensitivity and long lifetime it would be an excellent telescope to do comprehensive targeted searches for many different types of astronomical phenomena.

Key words

Infrared Astronomy Satellites 


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  1. Thronson, H. A., Hawarden, T. G., Penny, A. J., and Davies, J. K.: 1993,Edison, The International Infrared Space Observatory, RAL:DidcotGoogle Scholar

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. J. Walker
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  1. 1.Rutherford Appleton LaboratoryChilton, Didcot, OxonUK

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