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SIRTF high-earth-orbit mission conceptual structural design and analysis
Author(s): Li S. Chang; George L. Sarver
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Paper Abstract

The Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF) is a cryogenically cooled, space based, one meter class telescope for infrared astronomy. A recent mission option study has moved SIRTF from a previous low Earth orbit (900 km) shuttle launched design to a high Earth orbit (100,000 km) Titan IV/Centaur launched design. The mission option study requirements and trades relating to the structural configuration and the chosen SIRTF design are described. Also discussed is a dynamic stress analysis of the new SIRTF baseline structural design which has been performed using finite element modeling and simulated launch interface loads.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1340, Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments IV, (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.23032
Show Author Affiliations
Li S. Chang, NASA/Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
George L. Sarver, NASA/Ames Research Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1340:
Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments IV
Ramsey K. Melugin; Gerald R. Pruitt, Editor(s)

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