Infrared and Submillimeter Space Missions in the Coming Decade

Programmes, Programmatics, and Technology

  • Harley A. ThronsonJr.
  • Marc Sauvage
  • Pascal Gallais
  • Laurent Vigroux

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Emmanuel Lellouch
    Pages 1-7
  3. A. Franceschini, G. De Zotti, P. Mazzei
    Pages 9-16
  4. G. H. Rieke, E. T. Young, T. N. Gautier
    Pages 17-25
  5. J.-M. Lamarre, F.-X. Désert, T. Kirchner
    Pages 27-36
  6. F. R. Bouchet, R. Gispert, N. Aghanim, J. R. Bond, A. De Luca, E. Hivon et al.
    Pages 37-43
  7. Timothy G. Hawarden, Robert Crane, Harley A. Thronson Jr., Alan J. Penny, Anna H. Orlowska, Thomas W. Bradshaw
    Pages 45-56
  8. M. F. Kessler
    Pages 57-65
  9. C. Singer
    Pages 67-72
  10. T. Matsumoto
    Pages 73-79
  11. P. B. Hacking, M. W. Werner
    Pages 89-89
  12. Pierre Y. Bely, Holland C. Ford, Richard Burg, Larry Petro, Rick White, John Bally
    Pages 101-112
  13. T. Matsumoto
    Pages 113-117
  14. M. W. Werner, L. L. Simmons
    Pages 125-138
  15. H. A. Thronson, T. G. Hawarden, A. J. Penny, L. Vigroux, G. Sholomitskii
    Pages 139-144
  16. A. Lange, P. De Bernardis, M. De Petris, S. Masi, F. Melchiorri, E. Aquilini et al.
    Pages 145-150
  17. A. E. Lange, J. J. Bock, P. Mason
    Pages 151-156
  18. A. Léger, J.-L. Puget, J. M. Mariotti, D. Rouan, J. Schneider
    Pages 163-169
  19. A. Ravex, L. Duband, P. Rolland
    Pages 195-203
  20. T. W. Bradshaw, A. H. Orlowska
    Pages 205-213
  21. I. D. Hepburn, I. Davenport, A. Smith
    Pages 215-223
  22. J. J. Bock, D. Chen, P. D. Mauskopf, A. E. Lange
    Pages 229-235

About this book


A revolution similar to that brought by CCDs to visible astronomy is still ahead in IR and submillimeter astronomy. There is certainly no wavelength range which has, over the past several years, seen such impressive advances in technology: large-scale detector arrays, new designs for cooling in space, lightweight mirror technologies. Scientific cases for observing the cold universe are outstanding. Observations in the FIR/Submm range will provide answers to such fundamental questions as: What is the spectrum of the primordial fluctuations? How do primeval galaxies look? What are the first stages of star formation? Most of the international space missions that have been triggered by these questions are presented in detail here. Technological issues raised by these missions are reviewed, as are the most recent achievements in cooling and detector technologies.


Observatories astronomy design instruments simulation space

Editors and affiliations

  • Harley A. ThronsonJr.
    • 1
  • Marc Sauvage
    • 2
  • Pascal Gallais
    • 2
  • Laurent Vigroux
    • 2
  1. 1.Wyoming Infrared ObservatoryUniversity of WyomingLaramieUSA
  2. 2.DAPNIA/Service d’ AstrophysiqueC.E. SaclayGif-sur-YvetteFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4162-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-0363-3
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