ISAS Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Institute of Space and Astronautical Science

Department of Space Astronomy and Astrophysics

Laboratory of Infrared Astrophysics (LIRA)

Japanese / English

Ongoing Missions

A next generation infrared astronomical observatory in space.

AKARI (ASTRO-F, Infrared Imaging Surveyor)
A survey type infrared astronomical satellite launched on February 2006. AKARI data archive is being constructed.

Past Missions

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)

LIRA Members


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