IRAS
21 Sep 2009
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The Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) was the first-ever space telescope to perform a survey of the entire sky at infrared wavelengths. IRAS mapped 96% of the sky four times, at 12, 25, 60 and 100 micrometers discovering more than 300,000 objects.

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​Infra-red Astronomical Satellite (IRAS)
Credit: IPAC

 
RAL Space Involvement 

Spacecraft operations were run from RAL Space

Subject
Astronomy

Main Objectives
To survey the whole sky and measure the infrared radiation from astronomical objects.

Launch Date
25 Jan 1983

Partners
U.K., NASA, Netherlands​

Further Project Information
NASA (link opens in a new window)

For more information please contact: RAL Space Enquiries

Contact: RAL Space Enquiries