Spitzer in Heliocentric Orbit

NEW: the Spitzer Heritage Archive

The Spitzer Heritage Archive (SHA) interface is now available. It provides access to all Spitzer data, those from the Cryogenic and Warm Mission eras; passwords are needed for access to data that are still proprietary. Legacy Enhanced Products are still available via the SSC website or via IRSA, and they are also available via the SHA interface. The SHA replaced Leopard as the interface to all Spitzer data in Fall 2010.

About Spitzer

The Spitzer Space Telescope (formerly SIRTF, the Space Infrared Telescope Facility), was launched into an earth-trailing orbit on 25 August 2003. Consisting of a 0.85-meter telescope and three science instruments, at the time of its launch, Spitzer was the largest infrared telescope ever launched into space. During the cryogenic mission, the instruments aboard Spitzer (IRAC, IRS and MIPS) obtained images and spectra at wavelengths between 3 and 180 microns, with spatial resolution ranging from 2 arcseconds at the shortest wavelengths to 40 arcseconds at the longest. Spitzer is still currently taking data with IRAC at 3.6 and 4.5 during the Warm Mission Era. More information on Spitzer.

The Spitzer Space Telescope is a NASA mission managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. This website is maintained by the Spitzer Science Center, located on the campus of the California Institute of Technology and part of NASA's Infrared Processing and Analysis Center.