OLIMPO: A balloon-borne, arcminute-resolution survey of the sky at mm and sub-mm wavelengths

S. Masi, P. Ade, A. Boscaleri, P. De Bernardis, M. De Petris, G. De Troia, M. Fabrini, A. Iacoangeli, L. Lamagna, A. Lange, P. Lubin, Philip Mauskopf, A. Melchiorri, F. Melchiorri, L. Nati, F. Nati, A. Orlando, F. Piacentini, M. Pierre, G. PisanoG. Polenta, Y. Rephaeli, G. Romeo, L. Salvaterra, G. Savini, E. Valiante, D. Yvon

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Abstract

We describe OLIMPO, a balloon-borne telescope devoted to cosmological and astrophysical surveys in the mm and sub-nun range. We summarize the relevant science (principally surveys of SZ clusters, of the submm cosmic background and observations of galactic and cirrus dust) and the innovative sub-systems we have developed. The test flight of the telescope is planned for July 2004; the long duration flight is planned for the end of 2005.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEuropean Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
Pages557-560
Number of pages4
Edition530
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 16th ESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research - Sankt Gallen, Switzerland
Duration: Jun 2 2003Jun 5 2003

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OtherProceedings of the 16th ESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research
CountrySwitzerland
CitySankt Gallen
Period6/2/036/5/03

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Masi, S., Ade, P., Boscaleri, A., De Bernardis, P., De Petris, M., De Troia, G., Fabrini, M., Iacoangeli, A., Lamagna, L., Lange, A., Lubin, P., Mauskopf, P., Melchiorri, A., Melchiorri, F., Nati, L., Nati, F., Orlando, A., Piacentini, F., Pierre, M., ... Yvon, D. (2003). OLIMPO: A balloon-borne, arcminute-resolution survey of the sky at mm and sub-mm wavelengths. In European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP (530 ed., pp. 557-560)