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Lessons learned from HST/HSP thermal engineering data
Author(s): Evan E. Richards; Colleen Townsley; Charles L. Wiggins
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Paper Abstract

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) High Speed Photometer thermal engineering data acquired over its three and one-half year mission provides some insights into the flight thermal environment and long term trends that are not apparent when viewed over short time scales. The flight thermal environment of the HST was less severe than expected, but seems to be warming at a rate between 1.0 and 1.3 degrees C per year.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 June 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2478, Space Telescopes and Instruments, (2 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.210918
Show Author Affiliations
Evan E. Richards, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
Colleen Townsley, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
Charles L. Wiggins, Jackson and Tull Aerospace Engineering Div. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2478:
Space Telescopes and Instruments
Pierre Y. Bely; James B. Breckinridge, Editor(s)

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