RAL Space were involved the LWS (Long Wavelength Spectrometer) instrument on the ISO satellite. The LWS was built and then tested at RAL and we also carried out the instrument operations during the in-flight commissioning and Performance Verification phase of the mission. In addition, the science analysis software (pipelines) and user calibration tools were developed here.
ISO carried out deep observations of stars and distant galaxies revealing very strong evolution in the star-formation history of the Universe. ISO also conducted chemical diagnoses of celestial objects including planets, comets and stars, as close to home as our own solar system and as far distant as other galaxies.
17 November 1995
ESA, NASA, UK and world university groups.
Further Project Information
ESA - ISO (link opens in a new window)
For more information please contact, RAL Space Enquiries
For more information please contact: RAL Space Enquiries