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Archeops

(balloon-borne 1.8 m submillimeter telescope)

Archeops was a balloon-based submillimeter telescope flown several times between 1999 and 2000. Frequency bands were 143, 217, 353, and 545 GHz, the former two to observe the CMB and the latter two to help map the unwanted foreground emissions. Its angular resolution was roughly 15 arcminutes. Its total time of observation was about 19 hours, covering perhaps a quarter to a third of the sky.


(telescope,reflector,submillimeter,airborne,past,CMB)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archeops
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2002APh....17..101B/abstract
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2003A%26A...399L..19B/abstract
WaveLFreqPhoton
Energy
  
531μm565GHz2.4meVbeginArcheops
2.1mm143GHz591μeVendArcheops

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