ISO
21 Sep 2009
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ESA's Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) was an astronomical satellite that was operational between November 1995 and May 1998 and operated at wavelengths from 2.5 to 240 microns.

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​​​Infra-red Space Observatory (ISO)

Credit: ESA
RAL Space Involvement

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.​

Subject
Astronomy

Main Objectives
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.

Launch Date
17 November 1995

Partners

ESA, NASA, UK and world university groups.

Further Project Information
ESA - ISO (link opens in a new window)

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