IRSA Image Cyogenically Cooled Telescope: IRTS

In order to make infrared observations with high sensitivity, the IRTS's telescopeand focal plane instruments were cooled down to 2K with super-fluid liquid Helium. The IRTS was filled with liquid Helium at the lauching site of the HII rocket.

IRSA Image Cross section of IRTS

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