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The IRTS is onboard a multi-pupose space experment platform called SFU (Space Flyer Unit). Various kinds of experiments were done on SFU.

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 IRTS on SFU                      Experiments on SFU

SFU was lauched by a Japanese HII rocket on March 18, 1995, and was retrieved by the US Space Shuttle on January 13, 1996.

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   SFU on orbit             SFU recovered by Space Shuttle