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23 October 1984 Spacelab Transitioning To Space Station
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Proceedings Volume 0493, Optical Platforms; (1984) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.943837
Event: The National Symposium and Workshop on Optical Platforms, 1984, Huntsville, United States
Abstract
Spacelab and Space Shuttle are being utilized as an observing platform for science and applications instruments. The results obtained from these early flights, as well as those missions planned between now and 1990, will provide an excellent data base for the planning of Space Station observing instruments. Many instruments planned for use on Spacelab will be readily transitioned for flight on the Space Station. Some will carry their own pointing capabilities while others will be mounted to various gimbaling and high precision pointers. Our objectives over the next few years will be to evaluate the Shuttle and Spacelab as a science and applications observation platform and determine what similar systems or capabilities will be required to make the Space Station an effective observing platform.
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Robert H. Benson and Louis J. Demas "Spacelab Transitioning To Space Station", Proc. SPIE 0493, Optical Platforms, (23 October 1984); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.943837
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