1 November 1990 SIRTF high-earth-orbit mission conceptual structural design and analysis
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The Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF) is a cryogenically cooled, space based, one meter class telescope for infrared astronomy. A recent mission option study has moved SIRTF from a previous low Earth orbit (900 km) shuttle launched design to a high Earth orbit (100,000 km) Titan IV/Centaur launched design. The mission option study requirements and trades relating to the structural configuration and the chosen SIRTF design are described. Also discussed is a dynamic stress analysis of the new SIRTF baseline structural design which has been performed using finite element modeling and simulated launch interface loads.
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Li S. Chang, Li S. Chang, George L. Sarver, George L. Sarver, } "SIRTF high-earth-orbit mission conceptual structural design and analysis", Proc. SPIE 1340, Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments IV, (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.23032; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.23032

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