ESI: A proposed European instrument for SPICA

B. Swinyard, D. Griffin, G. White, M. Griffin, K. Isaak, P. Mauskopf, D. Clements, M. Rowan-Robertson, S. Oliver, M. Barlow, W. Raab, A. Poglitsch, W. Wild, T. De Grauuw, H. Hoevers, P. Van Der Werf, M. Giard, C. Joblin, S. Madden, J. BraineG. Lagache, A. Zavagno, D. Burgarella, G. Pilbratt

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


The proposed JAXA/ISAS SPICA mission will have a cooled 3.5 m dish and will be the next step forward in sensitivity in far infrared astronomy. We describe the scientific case for an imaging Far Infrared Spectrometer for the SPICA mission and the outcome of a conceptual design study carried out by European scientists into the feasibility of such an instrument.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 39th ESLAB Symposium
Subtitle of host publicationTrends in Space Science and Cosmic Vision 2020
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event39th ESLAB Symposium: Trends in Space Science and Cosmic Vision 2020 - Noordwijk, Netherlands
Duration: Apr 19 2005Apr 21 2005

Publication series

NameEuropean Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
ISSN (Print)0379-6566


Other39th ESLAB Symposium: Trends in Space Science and Cosmic Vision 2020


  • Astronomy: Instrumentation
  • Far Infrared

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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