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Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS), 1983

Description IRAS (Infared Astronomical Satellite): launched on January 25, 1983.

 

The first ever space-based observatory, IRAS completed a full astronomical survey of the sky with infrared light. The mission lasted for 10 months.

 

Image #: NASA artist conception

Date: 1983

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