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The Balloon-borne Large Aperture Sub-millimetre Telescope

Scott, D., Ade, Peter A. R., Bock, J. J., Debernardis, P., Devlin, M., Griffin, M. J., Gundersen, J., Halpern, M., Hughes, D., Klein, J., Masi, S., Mauskopf, Philip Daniel, Netterfield, B., Olmi, L., Page, L. and Tucker, G. 2000. The Balloon-borne Large Aperture Sub-millimetre Telescope. Presented at: The Promise of the Herschel Space Observatory, Toledo, Spain, 12-15 December 2000.

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The Balloon-borne Large-Aperture Sub-millimetre Telescope (BLAST) will operate on a Long Duration Balloon platform with large format bolometer arrays at 250, 350 and 500 microns, initially using a 2.0 m mirror, with plans to increase to 2.5 m. BLAST is a collaboration between scientists in the USA, Canada, UK, Italy and Mexico. Funding has been approved and it is now in its building phase. The test flight is scheduled for 2002, with the first long duration flight the following year. The scientific goals are to learn about the nature of distant extragalactic star forming galaxies and cold pre-stellar sources by making deep maps both at high and low galactic latitudes. BLAST will be useful for planning Herschel key projects which use SPIRE.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Uncontrolled Keywords: balloons, submillimeter, dust, cosmology: observations, galaxies: evolution
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 03:58

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