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SPC endorses FIRST payload

SPC endorses FIRST payload

4 June 1998

In its meeting on 28-29 May 1998 the ESA Science Programme Committee (SPC) approved the FIRST/Planck mission for implementation, with a target launch date of 2007.

The SPC approved the proposed FIRST Principal Investigators and instruments, namely:
  1. The Heterodyne Instrument for FIRST (HIFI) instrument, proposed by a consortium led by Th. de Graauw, SRON, Groningen, The Netherlands.
  2. The Photoconductor Array Camera and Spectrometer (PACS) instrument, proposed by a consortium led by A. Poglitsch, MPE, Garching, Germany.
  3. The Spectral and Photometric Imaging REceiver (SPIRE) instrument, proposed by a consortium led by M. Griffin, QMW, London, UK.
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