A star mapper using a Fairchild 2048-element linear CCD array (CCD 143) has been developed for the Indian Remote Sensing Satellite (IRS-1A), which is scheduled for launch in 1987. The star mapper is designed to scan stars up to 5th magnitude by using the orbital motion of the sun synchronous satellite, with a swath of 8° across the scan direction. Design details of the star mapper along with some test results of the qualification model are presented.
Y. K. Jain,
V. Koteswara Rao,
D. V. B. Rao,
"Star Mapper Using A Linear Charge-Coupled-Device Array," Optical Engineering 26(9), 269939 (1 September 1987). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.7974174