Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA)

Mission Characteristics

Description: SOFIA is a Boeing 747SP aircraft modified to accommodate a 2.5 meter reflecting telescope. Its instruments provide researchers with access to a wavelength coverage from the optical to the submillimeter (0.35 - 655 microns).
Wavelength: 0.35 - 655 µm
Area Coverage: Targeted
Instruments: 2.5-m telescope with
Time Coverage: 25 May 2010 - present
Science Products Generated: Observation data and calibration files
Acknowledgement: Information for Authors

IRSA Services

NASA SOFIA Archive (Help) Interface to the NASA SOFIA Archive

Other Resources:

SOFIA Science Center SOFIA home page
Proposal Information SOFIA proposal information, including the SOFIA Archival Research Program
SOFIA Observing Documentation Observer's Handbooks and other documentation for all instruments
SOFIA Data Documentation Cookbooks and Data Handbooks
Known Data Product Issues List of known issues with SOFIA data products
SOFIA Archive Known Issues List of known issues with the SOFIA Archive