Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite (SWAS)

Mission Characteristics

Lifetime: 1998-2005
Wavelength: 487-557 GHz
Area Coverage: Targeted
  • 55 x 71cm elliptical off-axis Cassegrain telescope
  • submillimeter radiometers: pair of Schottky diode receivers
Science Products Generated: Spectra of O2 (487 GHz), H2O (557 GHz), CI (492 GHz), 13CO (551 GHz), H218O (549 GHz) lines in FITS and CLASS formats