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DLR-Webcast: SOFIA - the flying infrared observatory
The Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA, is a cooperative German-US space research project. The 2.5-metre telescope, housed in a Boeing 747SP, is designed to observe in the infrared. In this German Aerospace Center (DLR) webcast, Alois Himmes, SOFIA Project Manager for DLR, tells us how the aircraft was modified to carry the telescope and reports on the project’s scientific objectives as well as its most important milestones.
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Last update: 01/12/2010 12:44:54