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QMAP

(mid 1990s balloon-based CMB survey)

QMAP was a balloon-borne telescope to survey the cosmic microwave background. It was flown twice in 1996. Subsequently, the instrument was adapted and used for ground-based observation, then named the Mobile Anisotropy Telescope (MAT, or MAT/TOCO for the actual observation program).


(CMB,telescope,radio,past,airborne)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QMAP
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_Anisotropy_Telescope
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2002ApJS..140..115M/abstract
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1998ApJ...509L..77D/abstract

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