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Thermal/vacuum measurements of the Herschel space telescope by close-range photogrammetry
Author(s): J. Amiri Parian; A. Cozzani; M. Appolloni; G. Casarosa

Paper Abstract

In the frame of the development of a videogrammetric system to be used in thermal vacuum chambers at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) and other sites across Europe, the design of a network using micro-cameras was specified by the European Space agency (ESA)-ESTEC. The selected test set-up is the photogrammetric test of the Herschel Satellite Flight Model in the ESTEC Large Space Simulator. The photogrammetric system will be used to verify the Herschel Telescope alignment and Telescope positioning with respect to the Cryostat Vacuum Vessel (CVV) inside the Large Space Simulator during Thermal-Vacuum/Thermal-Balance test phases. We designed a close-range photogrammetric network by heuristic simulation and a videogrammetric system with an overall accuracy of 1:100,000. A semi-automated image acquisition system, which is able to work at low temperatures (-170°C) in order to acquire images according to the designed network has been constructed by ESA-ESTEC. In this paper we will present the videogrammetric system and sub-systems and the results of real measurements with a representative setup similar to the set-up of Herschel spacecraft which was realized in ESTEC Test Centre.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2017
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10566, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2008, 105662K (21 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2308291
Show Author Affiliations
J. Amiri Parian, PhotoCore GmbH (Switzerland)
A. Cozzani, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
M. Appolloni, Advanced Operation and Engineering Services B.V. (Netherlands)
G. Casarosa, Advanced Operation and Engineering Services B.V. (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10566:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2008
Josiane Costeraste; Errico Armandillo; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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