12 October 1996 Development and testing of diffraction gratings for the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph
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The second servicing mission for the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), scheduled for early 1997, will be the first change in the spectroscopic capabilities of HST since its initial deployment. The Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) is a multipurpose instrument covering the far ultraviolet (FUV) through near infrared spectral range. It acquires spectra at several spectral resolutions, which facilitates observations at many distances and brightnesses. STIS will replace both of the first generation spectrographs, the Goddard High Resolution Spectrograph and the Faint Object Spectrograph. This will allow the addition of a Near- Infrared Camera. STIS required the development and testing of many high quality diffraction gratings, including several very difficult echelles for the FUV. The methods and results of this grating development program are presented. The results serve as a snapshot of industry capabilities for producing high quality spaceborne diffraction gratings.
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David A. Content, David A. Content, Rene A. Boucarut, Rene A. Boucarut, Charles W. Bowers, Charles W. Bowers, Timothy J. Madison, Timothy J. Madison, Geraldine A. Wright, Geraldine A. Wright, Don J. Lindler, Don J. Lindler, L. K. Huang, L. K. Huang, Bernard Peter Puc, Bernard Peter Puc, Clive Standley, Clive Standley, Todd A. Norton, Todd A. Norton, } "Development and testing of diffraction gratings for the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph", Proc. SPIE 2807, Space Telescopes and Instruments IV, (12 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.255105; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.255105
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