3 April 1981 Mapping the Infrared Background Radiation From the Shuttle
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Proceedings Volume 0265, Shuttle Pointing of Electro-Optical Experiments; (1981) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.959872
Event: 1981 Los Angeles Technical Symposium, 1980, Los Angeles, United States
Abstract
The Spacelab-2 Small Helium-Cooled Infrared Telescope will be used to map extended astronomical sources of low surface brightness emission, to measure the Shuttle induced environment and to develop techniques for managing large volumes of superfluid helium in space. The instrument is an f/4 15.2-cm Herschelian telescope with ten photoconductor detectors in the focal plane. This paper describes the hardware and software aspects of the instrument with emphasis on mission operations. In particular, a description is given of the observing plan formulated to meet the scientific and engineering objectives, the scan drive system, the precautions in design and operation necessary to prevent the sun, moon, and earth from adversely affecting the observations, the implications of thruster firings, and the on-board experiment computer application software to control the scanning of the telescope and support on-board displays.
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D. Koch, D. Koch, G. G. Fazio, G. G. Fazio, W. A. Traub, W. A. Traub, E. W. Urban, E. W. Urban, L. Katz, L. Katz, G. H. Rieke, G. H. Rieke, T. N. Gautier, T. N. Gautier, W. F. Hoffmann, W. F. Hoffmann, F. J. Low, F. J. Low, W. Poteet, W. Poteet, } "Mapping the Infrared Background Radiation From the Shuttle", Proc. SPIE 0265, Shuttle Pointing of Electro-Optical Experiments, (3 April 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.959872; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.959872
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