AAS 204th Meeting, June 2004
Session 33 Early Science Results from the Spitzer Space Telescope
Topical Session, Tuesday, June 1, 2004, 8:30-10:00am, 10:45am-12:30pm, 2:30-4:00pm, 4:15-6:00pm, 601

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[33.01] The Spitzer Space Telescope: The First Nine Months

M. Werner (JPL/Caltech), T.L. Roellig (NASA-Ames), F.J. Low, G. Rieke, M. Rieke, W.F. Hoffmann, E. Young (U.Arizona), J. Houck (Cornell), G. Fazio, J. Hora (SAO), R. Gehrz (Minnesota), T. Soifer, G. Helou, J. Keene (Caltech/SSC), P. Eisenhardt, D. Gallagher, T.N. Gautier, W. Irace, C. Lawrence, L. Simmons (JPL/Caltech), E.L. Wright, M. Jura (UCLA), D. Cruikshank (NASA-Ames), B. Brandl (Cornell/Leiden)

The Spitzer Space Telescope, NASA’s Great Observatory for infrared exploration of the Universe, was launched in August, 2003. Spitzer is a cryogenically/radiatively cooled observatory which incorporates numerous design innovations. The observatory is working flawlessly on orbit, returning images and spectra of unprecedented depth and quality and will continue to offer new scientific opportunities to the community during its projected lifetime of 5 years or more. Cycle 1 proposals for Spitzer General Observer investigations were submitted in February, and the Cycle 1 observations will begin around 1 July, 2004. This talk will review the first nine months of the Spitzer mission, emphasizing on-orbit operational and technical performance. More information about all aspects of the Spitzer program is available at www.spitzer.caltech.edu

This paper is based in part on work carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with NASA.

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