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21 July 1981 High Resolution Imaging Systems For Spin-Stabilized Probe Spacecraft
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Proceedings Volume 0268, Imaging Spectroscopy I; (1981)
Event: 1981 Los Angeles Technical Symposium, 1980, Los Angeles, United States
A novel design for a high-resolution imaging system which includes on-board data editing and optical navigation, suggests high quality images can be acquired from spin-stabilized spacecraft oriented towards high velocity, short duration planetary missions ("Probes"). The approach to designing imaging systems requires that mission objectives be met within the physical and fiscal constraints imposed by the spacecraft and mission design. Severe constraints imposed on a Comet Halley probe (for example, 57km/sec encounter velocity with a small, 10km diameter, object coupled with a great uncertainty in encounter time and distance, were overcome by innovative use of existing technology. Such designs suggest that 3-axis stabilization or non-spinning platforms are not necessary to acquire high resolution, high quality planetary images.
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G. Edward Danielson, Michael C. Malin, and W. Alan Delamere "High Resolution Imaging Systems For Spin-Stabilized Probe Spacecraft", Proc. SPIE 0268, Imaging Spectroscopy I, (21 July 1981);


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