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Special Letters Edition: First Science with the ODIN satellite (April 2003)


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On February 20, 2001, a combined submillimeter/millimeter Astronomy and Aeronomy space mission was launched: the ODIN satellite. It presents a collaboration between Sweden, Canada, Finland and France, and is designed to study line profiles in the frequency range 486-581 GHz and at 118.75 GHz.

The Editors of Astronomy and Astrophysics recognize the importance of this event and present, in the present issue of Astronomy & Astrophysics, a special Letters Issue on the ODIN satellite. The 11 letters describe the basic features of the satellite and its instruments, and present first scientific results achieved with it.

P. Schneider, C. Bertout and H.J. Habing Editors