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Celestial IR Measurements

NSSDCA ID: 1971-089A-02

Mission Name: S71-2
Principal Investigator:Mr. W. Lantier


This experiment was a 16-channel infrared scanner. A primary technological goal of the experiment was the testing of a closed-loop radiator/pump system. The scientific goal was the measurement of the flux of infrared point sources on the celestial sphere. The results were made into a catalog giving the locations of the sources in right ascension and declination, and the sources' IR intensities.

Alternate Names

  • Celestial Mapping Program
  • S71-2/CelestialIRMeasurements
  • SAMSO-002-0236

Facts in Brief

Mass: 58 kg
Power (avg): 544 W
Bit rate (avg): 14 kbps

Funding Agency

  • Department of Defense-Department of the Air Force (United States)


  • Solar Physics: Infrared

Additional Information

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NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Mr. W. LantierPrincipal InvestigatorUS Air Force Space Division
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