5 September 2017 ACCESS: integration and pre-flight performance
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Establishing improved spectrophotometric standards is important for a broad range of missions and is relevant to many astrophysical problems. ACCESS, “Absolute Color Calibration Experiment for Standard Stars”, is a series of rocket-borne sub-orbital missions and ground-based experiments designed to enable improvements in the precision of the astrophysical flux scale through the transfer of absolute laboratory detector standards from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to a network of stellar standards with a calibration accuracy of 1% and a spectral resolving power of 500 across the 0.35 − 1.7μm bandpass. This paper describes the sub-system testing, payload integration, avionics operations, and data transfer for the ACCESS instrument.
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Mary Elizabeth Kaiser, Mary Elizabeth Kaiser, Matthew J. Morris, Matthew J. Morris, Lauren N. Aldoroty, Lauren N. Aldoroty, Russell Pelton, Russell Pelton, Robert Kurucz, Robert Kurucz, Grant O. Peacock, Grant O. Peacock, Jason Hansen, Jason Hansen, Stephan R. McCandliss, Stephan R. McCandliss, Bernard J. Rauscher, Bernard J. Rauscher, Randy A. Kimble, Randy A. Kimble, Jeffrey W. Kruk, Jeffrey W. Kruk, Edward L. Wright, Edward L. Wright, Joseph D. Orndorff, Joseph D. Orndorff, Paul D. Feldman, Paul D. Feldman, H. Warren Moos, H. Warren Moos, Adam G. Riess, Adam G. Riess, Jonathan P. Gardner, Jonathan P. Gardner, Ralph Bohlin, Ralph Bohlin, Susana E. Deustua, Susana E. Deustua, W. V. Dixon, W. V. Dixon, David J. Sahnow, David J. Sahnow, Saul Perlmutter, Saul Perlmutter, } "ACCESS: integration and pre-flight performance", Proc. SPIE 10398, UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes and Instruments: Innovative Technologies and Concepts VIII, 1039815 (5 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2274637; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2274637
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