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Highly integrated Pluto payload system (HIPPS): a sciencecraft instrument for the Pluto mission
Author(s): S. Alan Stern; David C. Slater; William Gibson; Harold J. Reitsema; Alan W. Delamere; Donald E. Jennings; Dennis C. Reuter; John T. Clarke; Carolyn C. Porco; Eugene M. Shoemaker; John R. Spencer
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Paper Abstract

We describe the design concept for the highly integrated Pluto payload system (HIPPS): a highly integrated, low-cost, light-weight, low-power instrument payload designed to fly aboard the proposed NASA Pluto flyby spacecraft destined for the Pluto/Charon system. The HIPPS payload is designed to accomplish all of the Pluto flyby prime (IA) science objectives, except radio science, set forth by NASA's Outer Planets Science Working Group (OPSWG) and the Pluto Express Science Definition Team (SDT). HIPPS contains a complement of three instrument components within one common infrastructure; these are: (1) a visible/near UV CCD imaging camera; (2) an infrared spectrograph; and (3) an ultraviolet spectrograph. A detailed description of each instrument is presented along with how they will meet the IA science requirements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1995
PDF: 20 pages
Proc. SPIE 2518, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, (1 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.218405
Show Author Affiliations
S. Alan Stern, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
David C. Slater, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
William Gibson, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
Harold J. Reitsema, Ball Space and Communications Group (United States)
Alan W. Delamere, Ball Space and Communications Group (United States)
Donald E. Jennings, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Dennis C. Reuter, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
John T. Clarke, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Carolyn C. Porco, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Eugene M. Shoemaker, U.S. Geological Survey (United States)
John R. Spencer, Lowell Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2518:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy VI
Oswald H. W. Siegmund; John V. Vallerga, Editor(s)

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