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Midcourse Space Experiment

(1990s space telescope)

The Midcourse Space Experiment (MSX) was a US defense telescope with infrared and ultraviolet capability. Its purpose was experimentation with defensive technology and it doubled as an astronomical satellite with data contributed to NASA astronomical data repositories. Among its instruments was SPIRIT III ("Space Infrared Imaging Telescope"), a 33 cm telescope.

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