Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Contamination analysis for a Hubble Space Telescope observation of Venus
Author(s): Craig J. Chivatero; Aleck L. Lee; J. Keith Kalinowski
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00

Paper Abstract

in mid-1994 the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) questioned the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Project at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center about the feasibility of using HST to observe the planet Venus. To assess the mission safety of such an observation, a worst-case analysis of the effects of exposing the inner forward portion of the HST's light shield to direct sunlight was performed. The results, the specifics of the actual observation plan, and the implementation of operational protections formed a rationale for proceeding with the science observations on January 24, 1995.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 November 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2864, Optical System Contamination V, and Stray Light and System Optimization, (11 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.258303
Show Author Affiliations
Craig J. Chivatero, Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space Co., Inc. (United States)
Aleck L. Lee, Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space Co., Inc. (United States)
J. Keith Kalinowski, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2864:
Optical System Contamination V, and Stray Light and System Optimization
Robert P. Breault; A. Peter M. Glassford; Stephen M. Pompea; Robert P. Breault; Stephen M. Pompea, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top