A liquid-He automatic cooling system for a balloon-borne infrared telescope

Morigi, G.; Ventura, G.; Mandolesi, N.; Cortiglioni, S.; Attolini, M.R.
October 1996
Review of Scientific Instruments;Oct96, Vol. 67 Issue 10, p3745
Academic Journal
Reports on a liquid-helium automatic cooling system for a balloon-borne infrared telescope. Basic schematic view of the cryogenic control system; On-ground and in-flight performance; Main temperature data over the detection system during the flight.


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