SWAS


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SWAS

Abbrev. for Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite. A Small Explorer payload consisting of a 1-meter class telescope feeding two heterodyne detectors. Launched in 1997, SWAS conducted a survey of galactic molecular clouds at high spectral resolution by studying submillimeter emission from H2 O, O2, C, and 13CO.
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To date SWAS has inspected comets; the atmospheres of Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn; and about 120 molecular clouds selected largely on the basis of their interesting radio characteristics.
When molecules such as water are excited in this way, they rid themselves of energy by emitting radiation at specific wavelengths, which is precisely what SWAS has seen.
Although SWAS continues to find water everywhere it looks, there doesn't seem to be enough to satisfy most models of star and planet formation.
Only one more launch remained before SWAS could hitch a ride on the rocket, and Melnick and his team began to "get out of hibernation," retesting software for their instrument.
Adds Bunner, "We are not going to launch SWAS on a Pegasus right now.
Chairman Arnold Lowrey said: "It is quite remarkable in some ways that this is our 106th exhibition and the history of SWAS dates back so far.
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In SWASS the blade stiffeners in sandwich panels or top-hat stiffeners on skins serve the dual purpose of providing both structural stiffening and serving as RF waveguides.
The SWASS concept was introduced in [1] and methods of manufacture are described in [6, 7].