26 June 2006 A survey of ground operations tools developed to plan and validate the pointing of space telescopes and the design for WISE
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WISE, the Wide Field Infrared Survey Explorer, is scheduled for launch in June 2009. The mission operations system for WISE requires a software modeling tool to help plan, integrate and simulate all spacecraft pointing and verify that no attitude constraints are violated. In the course of developing the requirements for this tool, an investigation was conducted into the design of similar tools for other space-based telescopes. This paper summarizes the ground software and processes used to plan and validate pointing for a selection of space telescopes; with this information as background, the design for WISE is presented.
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Beth Fabinsky, Beth Fabinsky, "A survey of ground operations tools developed to plan and validate the pointing of space telescopes and the design for WISE", Proc. SPIE 6271, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy II, 627111 (26 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.669730; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.669730
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