Technicians put final touches on NASA's Space Infrared Telescope Facility at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Sunnyvale, Calif., which launched on August 25, 2003. The telescope is now known as the Spitzer Space Telescope.
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Finishing Touches for Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF)

Technicians put final touches on NASA's Space Infrared Telescope Facility at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Sunnyvale, Calif. It will soon be shipped to Cape Canaveral, Florida, where it is scheduled to launch on April 15, 2003. The mission will observe the coldest, oldest and most dust-obscured objects in the universe.

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PIA04265

Date added:
2003-03-19

Mission:
Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF)

Spacecraft:
Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF)

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600 x 921 pixels (width x height)

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NASA