After exhaustion of its cryogen, the Spitzer Space telescope will still have a fully functioning two‐channel mid‐IR camera that will have sensitivities better than any other ground or space‐based telescopes until the launch of JWST. This document provides a description of the expected capabilities of Spitzer during its warm mission phase, and provides brief descriptions of several possible very large science programs that could be conducted. This information is intended to serve as input to a wide ranging discussion of the warm mission science, leading up to the Warm Mission Workshop in June 2007.
The Spitzer Warm Mission Science Prospects
John R. Stauffer, Vincent Mannings, Deborah Levine, Ranga Ram Chary, Gillian Wilson, Mark Lacy, Carl Grillmair, Sean Carey, Susan Stolovy, David Ciardi, Joe Hora; The Spitzer Warm Mission Science Prospects. AIP Conf. Proc. 18 October 2007; 943 (1): 43–66. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2806787
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