1 September 1972 Pointing And Guidance Of The Buss Telescope
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Since the development of reliable polyethylene balloons, astronomers have had available to them, at a moderate cost, a vehicle capable of carrying payloads of a few thousand kilograms to altitudes from which observations could be made at wave-lengths inaccessible to the ground-based observer. To the designer of such an airborne observatory, the problems associated with the pointing and stabilization of telescopes and detectors are formidable. Since each new experiment requires a unique set of pointing specifications, there is little standardization in either the design techniques or the hardware.
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W. C. Gibson, W. C. Gibson, D. L. Guthals, D. L. Guthals, J. W. Jensen, J. W. Jensen, J. A. Eccher, J. A. Eccher, } "Pointing And Guidance Of The Buss Telescope", Proc. SPIE 0028, Instrumentation in Astronomy I, (1 September 1972); doi: 10.1117/12.953545; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.953545


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