Historical Mission Documents
For instrument specific information please see IRAC papers, IRS papers and MIPS papers.
Space Infrared Telescope Facility Science Requirements Document (PDF, 933 KB) - 3 Feb 1997
Science Utilization Policies of the Space Infrared Telescope Facility (PDF, 449 KB) - 2 Sep 1997
SIRTF Background Estimation: Methods and Implementation (PDF, 208 KB) - 19 May 2000
Pre-launch performance testing of the Pointing Calibration & Reference Sensor for SIRTF - Mainzer et al., 2003, SPIE, 4850, 122 - Download (PDF, 416 KB)*
Spitzer Space Telescope proposal process - Laine et al., 2006, SPIE, 6270, 627029 - Download (PDF, 332 KB)*
Data Quality Analysis at the Spitzer Science Center - Mannings. V., Laher, R. R., 2006, SPIE, 6270, 62701Z - Download (PDF, 485 KB)*
Spitzer Space Telescope Observer's Manual (Cryogenic Mission) (Cryo SOM) (PDF, 15.53 MB) - 15 Aug 2007
Spitzer Space Telescope Observer's Manual (Warm Mission) (Warm SOM) (PDF, 6.8M) - 9 Nov 2018
Cryogenic Observation Planning Cookbook (PDF, 241.6 MB) - 15 Sep 2007
Warm Observation Planning Cookbook (PDF, 9.6M) - 28 Nov 2018
AORs (see text for explanation):
Chapter 4: deep_imaging.aor
Chapter 5: survey.aor
Chapter 6: asbolus.aor
Chapter 7: timeser.aor
Chapter 8: too.aor
Spitzer Multi-Year Schedule (PDF, 45K)
In February of 2010 the Spitzer Science Center website was replaced. As part of this process an extensive review and reorganization of the documentation was undertaken, which resulted in some documents being absorbed into other ones. The chart below shows where the information in the superseded documents ended up.
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