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Herschel Space Observatory

Herschel Space Observatory
Herschel Space Observatory

Mission
Herschel Space Observatory

RAL Space Involvement
Spectral and Photometric Imaging Receiver

Instruments
SPIRE

Subject
Astronomy

Main Objectives
Exploring the formation of stars and galaxies

Launch date
14th May 2009

Contact  
Eric Sawyer

Current phase
In Operation

Description
SPIRE is one of three instruments to be carried on the European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory (formerly called Far Infrared and Sub-millimetre Telescope or FIRST).

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