6 August 2014 NuSTAR observatory science operations: on-orbit acclimation
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The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) is the first focusing high energy (3-79 keV) X-ray observatory. The NuSTAR project is led by Caltech, which hosts the Science Operations Center (SOC), with mission operations managed by UCB Space Sciences Laboratory. We present an overview of NuSTAR science operations and describe the on-orbit performance of the observatory. The SOC is enhancing science operations to serve the community with a guest observing program beginning in 2015. We present some of the challenges and approaches taken by the SOC to operating a full service space observatory that maximizes the scientific return from the mission.
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Karl Forster, Karl Forster, Fiona A. Harrison, Fiona A. Harrison, Suzanne R. Dodd, Suzanne R. Dodd, Daniel K. Stern, Daniel K. Stern, Hiromasa Miyasaka, Hiromasa Miyasaka, Kristin K. Madsen, Kristin K. Madsen, Brian W. Grefenstette, Brian W. Grefenstette, Craig B. Markwardt, Craig B. Markwardt, William W. Craig, William W. Craig, Francis E. Marshall, Francis E. Marshall, "NuSTAR observatory science operations: on-orbit acclimation", Proc. SPIE 9149, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems V, 91490R (6 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056916; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2056916

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