THE IFIRS FAQ
What is IFIRS?
What are the special features of IFIRS?
What is the design of IFIRS?
What spectroscopic resolution(s) are available?
What wavelength coverage/simultaneous wavelength coverage is available?
What is the instrument's spatial resolution?
What is the instrument's field of view?
What is the minimum object spacing for multiobject observations?
What is the number of objects that can be observed simultaneously?
What is the speed of setup?
What is the instrument throughput as a function of wavelength?
What are the calibration requirements?
What telescope performance (e.g. pointing and tracking, image quality) is required?
What is the general tradeoff between the instrument's spectral resolution and coverage vs. spatial resolution/distribution?
What observing modes are expected to exist? What are your the priorities for these modes?
What do you expect are the major issues on observing strategy (e.g., acquisition images, object selection, etc.)?
How will the instrument performance depend on the on-orbit performance of the detectors (e.g. cosmic ray susceptibility)?
Are there major technical challenges to be faced?
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