The Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) mission is described. An overview of the mission, a description of the satellite and its telescope system, and a discussion of the mission design, requirements, and inflight modifications are given. Data reduction, flight tests, flux reconstruction and calibration, data processing, and the formats of the IRAS catalogs and atlases are also considered.
NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
Document ID: 19850010589. Accession ID: 85N18898. NASA-CR-174311. NAS 1.26:174311.