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SPICA

(Space Infrared Telescope for Cosmology and Astrophysics)
(plan for a future space IR telescope)

SPICA (for Space Infrared Telescope for Cosmology and Astrophysics) is a proposal in development by Japan (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) and Europe (European Space Agency), aiming at a launch in the 2030 time frame. It aims for a 2.5 m diameter telescope in an L2 orbit, aiming for high sensitivity by cooling the mirror below 8 K. Planned instruments:


(telescope,spacecraft,infrared,JAXA,plan,far infrared,L2)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SPICA_(spacecraft)
https://spica-mission.org/
WaveLFreqPhoton
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12μm25THz103meVbeginSPICA
230μm1.4THz5.4meVendSPICA

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