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ACCESS: integration and pre-flight performance
Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Kaiser; Matthew J. Morris; Lauren N. Aldoroty; Russell Pelton; Robert Kurucz; Grant O. Peacock; Jason Hansen; Stephan R. McCandliss; Bernard J. Rauscher; Randy A. Kimble; Jeffrey W. Kruk; Edward L. Wright; Joseph D. Orndorff; Paul D. Feldman; H. Warren Moos; Adam G. Riess; Jonathan P. Gardner; Ralph Bohlin; Susana E. Deustua; W. V. Dixon; David J. Sahnow; Saul Perlmutter
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Paper Abstract

Establishing improved spectrophotometric standards is important for a broad range of missions and is relevant to many astrophysical problems. ACCESS, “Absolute Color Calibration Experiment for Standard Stars”, is a series of rocket-borne sub-orbital missions and ground-based experiments designed to enable improvements in the precision of the astrophysical flux scale through the transfer of absolute laboratory detector standards from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to a network of stellar standards with a calibration accuracy of 1% and a spectral resolving power of 500 across the 0.35 − 1.7μm bandpass. This paper describes the sub-system testing, payload integration, avionics operations, and data transfer for the ACCESS instrument.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 September 2017
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 10398, UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes and Instruments: Innovative Technologies and Concepts VIII, 1039815 (5 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2274637
Show Author Affiliations
Mary Elizabeth Kaiser, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Matthew J. Morris, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Lauren N. Aldoroty, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Russell Pelton, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Robert Kurucz, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Grant O. Peacock, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Jason Hansen, Space Dynamics Lab. (United States)
Stephan R. McCandliss, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Bernard J. Rauscher, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Randy A. Kimble, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Jeffrey W. Kruk, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Edward L. Wright, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
Joseph D. Orndorff, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Paul D. Feldman, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
H. Warren Moos, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Adam G. Riess, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Jonathan P. Gardner, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Ralph Bohlin, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Susana E. Deustua, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
W. V. Dixon, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
David J. Sahnow, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Saul Perlmutter, Space Sciences Lab. (United States)
Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10398:
UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes and Instruments: Innovative Technologies and Concepts VIII
Howard A. MacEwen; James B. Breckinridge, Editor(s)

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