|ESA Science & Technology||14-Jul-2005 06:11:43|
The Herschel science payload comprises three instruments that perform a combination of spectrometry, imaging spectrometry and imaging photometry covering a wavelength range from 60 to 670 µm.
Herschel's primary objectives are to:
With its ability to observe across the far infrared and sub-millimetre wavelengths, Herschel will furnish observation data that has previously been unobtainable.
The instruments are provided by collaborative efforts between scientific institutes in ESA member states, Canada and the USA. Principal investigators in different countries lead the nationally funded collaborations.
instrument payload has been conceived and optimised with the prime science
goals in mind, but in addition it offers a wide range of capabilities for
the general observer.
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