Balloon-borne Large-Aperture Submillimeter Telescope (BLAST)

Mission Characteristics

Lifetime: 2005 - 2006
  • 250 µm
  • 350 µm
  • 500 µm
Area Coverage: Targeted
Instruments: The Balloon-borne Large-Aperture Sub-millimeter Telescope (BLAST) is a 2-m telescope that conducted the first wide-area (> many square degrees) sub-mm surveys at wavelengths 250--500 µm. The telescope uses a prototype of the SPIRE camera for the Herschel satellite.
Science Products Generated: Processed map data in survey fields.