J-GLOBAL ID:200904037849891278  Research Project code:9950000249 Update date:Dec. 11, 2001

Examination of next-generation infrared astronomical satellite

Study period:1997 - 1999
Organization (1):
Investigating Researcher (12):
Research overview:
Because coolant must be stored, ordinary infrared satellites have the following drawbacks: (1) A large-scale telescope cannot be mounted. (2) Long-time integral observation cannot be done. To overcome these drawbacks, this study examined on the feasibility of a next-generation infrared astronomical satellite having the following features: (1) Reduction of the satellite weight by applying coolantless cooling with a mechanical refrigerator. (2) Long-time integral observation by entering the satellite to L2 point of the solar-earth system. Satellite having these feature can mount a telescope than larger than that on ordinary satellites. In 1997, technological feasibility of the coolantless cooling system was examined.
Keywords (4):
次世代 ,  赤外線衛星 ,  望遠鏡 ,  冷却
Research program: -
Ministry with control over the research :
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

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