PACS - A Photodetector Array Camera & Spectrometer for Herschel

PACS is one of the three science instruments for ESA's Herschel Space Observatory (HSO), which was launched on 14 May 2009 and making observations until April 2013.


PACS has been designed and built by a consortium of institutes and university departments from across Europe under the leadership of Principal Investigator Albrecht Poglitsch located at Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching, Germany. Consortium members are: Austria: UVIE; Belgium: IMEC, KUL, CSL; France: CEA, OAMP; Germany: MPE, MPIA; Italy: IFSI, OAP/OAT, OAA/CAISMI, LENS, SISSA; Spain: IAC.

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