Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite (SWAS)

Mission Characteristics

Lifetime: 1998-2005
Wavelength: 487-557 GHz
Area Coverage: Targeted
Instruments:
  • 55 x 71cm elliptical off-axis Cassegrain telescope
  • submillimeter radiometers: pair of Schottky diode receivers
Science Products Generated: Spectra of O2 (487 GHz), CI (492 GHz), CO (551 GHz), H20 (549,557 GHz) lines in FITS and CLASS format

IRSA Services

SWAS Spectrum Server Provides data access and visualization services for spectra in CLASS and FITS formats.

Other Resources:

SWAS Website SWAS Science Operations Center.