PRIMA information


PRIMA fact sheet v1.1


PRIMA is a cryogenically-cooled, far-infrared observatory for the community for the next decade. Formulation of the hardware specifications and the capabilities of PRIMA are still under formulation. Key areas of study include the trade between resolving power, wavelength coverage, and mapping speed for low-resolution spectroscopy (R~200), as well as the potential for medium-resolving-power spectroscopy (R~5000). Attached here is a fact sheet for PRIMA which outlines some of the key capabilities that are currently envisioned, as well as some that are under consideration for the mission. Click on the image above for a full-page PDF of the fact sheet.