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22 Sep 2003
(Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

SIRTF Update
22 September 2003

This is Day 29 of the 90-day in-orbit checkout and science verification period. The telescope temperature is now below 43 K (-230 C), and the outer shell of the cold telescope assembly is below 37 K (-236 C). The first SIRTF observations of a moving target, an asteroid, were completed successfully. All systems continue to perform as expected.BR>

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