Spitzer Gathering Solar Energy to Power Itself
Sirtf vis 1

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC)

Artwork • • SIRTF_vis1


The Spitzer Space Telescope seen in visible light. The solar shield always faces the Sun, allowing the spacecraft to remain very cold.

About the Object

Spitzer Space TelescopeSun
Technology > Observatory > Facility
Technology > Observatory > Telescope
Technology > Spacecraft > Orbiter
Star > Evolutionary Stage > Main Sequence
Star > Spectral Type > G