The HERSCHEL mission completes its operations



With exhaustion definitive of your helium coolant , scientific mission of the ESA Herschel concluded the April 29. But the satellite continued still useful as a test bed in orbit of the techniques control that normally can not try < / span> in flight until today , at 12:25 GMT , the comnado that marks the < / span> end of operations for Herschel.
< span id = "result_box" class = ""> Herschel has been one of the most successful scientific missions in history and has provided a large amount of data that is yet to be published. The Center for Astrobiology has had a great participation in this mission with several researchers involved in its science. The Space Observatory Herschel has been the telescope largest ever released at space with a mirror main 3,5 meters de diameter. It has also been the first space observatory capable of extending the observations of the far infrared until wavelengths submillimeters which allowed you to observe phenomena out of reach of other observatories.
Herschel was launched on May 14, 2009 on an Ariane 5 from the ESA base in Kourou, French Guiana, along with Planck, ESA's microwave observatory to study the cosmic microwave background.


Fuente: ESA

Fecha: 2013-06-17


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