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Goddard High-Resolution Spectrograph of the Hubble Space Telescope: operation, performance, anomalies and lessons learned
Author(s): Joseph P. Skapik; Harry W. Garner
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Paper Abstract

The Goddard High Resolution Spectrography, (GHRS), has been in operation since the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope in April 1989. While this instrument has proven it's value to the scientific community, a number of operational and hardware problems had to be addressed to enable it's continued use. This paper will detail the symptoms, analysis and resolution of each of these problems. Issues to be covered include the effect of spherical aberration on the target acquisition software routines, performance of the optical element carrousel motor and electronics, and the impact of a failure in the side one low voltage power supply.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1945, Space Astronomical Telescopes and Instruments II, (1 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.158769
Show Author Affiliations
Joseph P. Skapik, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Harry W. Garner, Ball Aerospace Systems Group (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1945:
Space Astronomical Telescopes and Instruments II
Pierre Y. Bely; James B. Breckinridge, Editor(s)

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