1 February 1985 Implications Of Orbital Inclination For Sirtf Design And Operations
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SIRTF is a planned cryogenically-cooled earth orbiting telescope mission for infrared astronomy. The selection of orbital inclination for the long-life SIRTF mission will have significant impacts for both telescope design and mission operations because the orientation of the inclined orbit plane slowly changes, affecting the relative positions of the earth, sun and SIRTF and influencing aperture sunshade design, cryogen consumption and telescope pointing constraints. These considerations provide useful insight for mission planning and orbit selection.
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Harold J. Reitsema, Harold J. Reitsema, R. A. Woodruff, R. A. Woodruff, R. L. Poley, R. L. Poley, A. R. Urbach, A. R. Urbach, } "Implications Of Orbital Inclination For Sirtf Design And Operations", Proc. SPIE 0509, Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments I, (1 February 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.944974; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.944974
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