Japanese Space Telescope to survey the Hidden Universe

UK Astronomers were eagerly awaiting the launch of the Japanese ASTRO-F space telescope in which they have key involvement. . ASTRO-F will map the Universe at infrared and far-infrared wavelengths revealing the heat glow of objects hidden behind clouds of cosmic dust. The survey will study some of the rarest objects in the Universe including ‘starbursts’ - dramatic explosions of star formation.

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Noticed the only have enough helium? to power it for 550 days. Although it said the camera could be used longer, its seems that is a rather small window for the scope of the project. A small fuel leak or any type of harware or software glitch could easily take a month or so off of the project. Just hope they have allowed themselves enough room for error.