SAFIR is one of several missions that will debunk the current Big Bang Creation Myth and is slated for launch in 2015. As objects are more red-shifted by the cosmic dust of electron plasma at the outermost bounds of our range of vision, instruments such as this and James Webb can help shed greater understanding of our cosmic environment.
The Single Aperture Far-Infrared Observatory, or SAFIR, is a proposed NASA mission to study the earliest evolution of galaxies, stars and planetary systems using a large cryogenic space telescope.
Designed as a follow-on to the Spitzer Space Telescope, the mission would use a single primary mirror more than five times the size of Spitzer's to detect and study objects previously masked by dust and other space debris.
- High-sensitivity detector arrays