ISAS Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Institute of Space and Astronautical Science

Department of Space Astronomy and Astrophysics

Laboratory of Infrared Astrophysics (LIRA)

Group name has been changed since Feb. 1st, 2012 due to the reconfiguration in ISAS
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Infrared Astronomical Missions

AKARI (ASTRO-F, Infrared Imaging Surveyor)
A survey type infrared astronomical satellite launched on February 22, 2006 (JST).

IRTS (Infrared Telescope in Space)
The first infrared astronomical space mission in Japan. Launched in 1995.

ISO Support at ISAS
Support for Japanese observers of the Infrared Space Observatory (ESA)

SPICA (H2/L2) mission
A future infrared astronomical observatory in space.

Past Missions

LIRA Members


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