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Spitzer Space Telescope

The Spitzer Space Telescope is an infrared space telescope. It was launched in 2003. It retired in 2020. About Spitzer Space Telescope The Spitzer was the first spacecraft to use earth-trailing orbit. It was the third spacecraft dedicated to infrared Astronomy. The mission was actually planned for 2.5 years. However, it was then extended to ..

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NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope decommissioned

The historic infrared space telescope, called the Spitzer Space Telescope, which was launched by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), was recently decommissioned. The Spitzer Space Telescope was launched in 2003 for a two-and-a-half-year mission. But it has been deployed for more than 16 years in various missions to gather valuable data. The decision ..


Spitzer Space Telescope to Shutdown in 2020

The Spitzer Telescope of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will be switched off permanently on January 30, 2020. In its final leg of the operation, the Spitzer telescope is setting the stage for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, set to launch in 2021. Spitzer Telescope was considered as a cousin of the Hubble Space ..


James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is a planned (to be launched in 2018) space telescope optimized for observations in the infrared. It is the formal successor to the Hubble Space Telescope and the Spitzer Space Telescope. It has been in planning since 1996 and represents a collaboration of about 17 countries led by NASA, and ..