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  • Constellation Orion Visible Light
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  • Constellation Orion Infrared Light
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  • A quarter century ago, IRAS gave us this view of the center of the Milky Way in Infrared Light
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  • With modern infrared detectors WISE will survey the entire sky with sensitivity and resolution comparable to the view seen here.
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  • WISE Mission: Flight System A cold 40 cm telescope in Earth orbit Enabled by new megapixel infrared detector arrays By being in space, the 40 cm WISE telescope is as powerful as 6,000 8-meter telescopes on the ground!
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  • WISE Mission: Flight System
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  • WISE Mission: Payload Constructed by Space Dynamics Laboratory
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  • 40 cm Afocal Primary Mirror
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  • WISE Telescope Assembly
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  • Reimaging Optics
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  • Scan Mirror
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  • 1024 2 HgCdTe Detector in Focal Plane Mount Assembly
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  • 1024 2 Si:As Detector in Focal Plane Mount Assembly
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  • Aluminum Foam Cryostat Filling
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  • WISE Cryostat with Aperture Cover
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  • WISE Cryostat
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  • WISE Aperture Shade
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  • WISE Telescope assembled with the Cryostat
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  • WISE Telescope calibration blue tube testing
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  • R2-D2 Or WISE Telescope assembled with the Cryostat?
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  • Fully Assembled WISE Payload
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  • WISE Spacecraft Bus
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  • WISE Spacecraft Bus Interior with electronics
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  • WISE Spacecraft Bus with mass simulators for high gain antenna and star trackers
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  • WISE High Gain Antenna
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  • WISE Star Trackers
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  • WISE Star Trackers installed on Spacecraft Bus
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  • WISE Spacecraft Bus with Solar Panel and Star Trackers
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  • Fully Assembled WISE Flight System
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  • Fully assembled WISE Flight System in thermal vacuum testing chamber
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  • Fully Assembled WISE Flight System and WISE Science Team
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  • WISE Flight System undergoing acoustic vibration testing
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  • Final WISE cryostat hydrogen filling at Vandenberg Air Force Base
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  • Delta II rocket assembly at Vandenberg Air Force Base
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  • The WISE launch vehicle
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  • Transporting WISE to the launch pad
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  • Lifting WISE into the Delta II fairing
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  • WISE inside the Delta II Rocket Fairing
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  • MST Rollback Photo-op 8 hours until launch
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  • WISE Team and Family
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  • WISE Science Team
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  • Delta II Shadow in the Fog
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  • Ready to Launch!
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  • WISE Launch Seen from Los Angeles
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  • WISE cover ejected successfully on Dec. 29 th, 2009
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  • WISE is in a 525 km Sun-synchronous orbit
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  • Survey operations Begin this month!
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  • WISE will observe most Main Belt Asteroids larger than 3 km and discover hundreds of Near Earth Objects. IR data will provide accurate diameter estimations.
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  • WISE will find Brown Dwarf stars in the Solar Neighborhood
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  • Known stars within 25 light-years of the Sun
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  • Stars within 25 light- years of the Sun after the WISE survey
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  • WISE will image the entire Galactic Plane
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  • WISE will image all nearby galaxies
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  • 2MASS Surveyed Large Scale Structure out to 1.3 Billion Light-years (z ~ 0.1) WISE will survey out to 6.7 Billion Light-years (z ~ 0.5)
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  • Visible Light - Axel Mellinger The Visible Sky as we known it
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  • Infrared Light 2MASS, COBE, and IRAS The Infrared Sky as we known it
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  • WISE Principal Investigator Ned Wright (in Infrared Light)

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