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Near-infrared camera and multi-object spectrometer cooling system
Author(s): Edward S. Cheng; Robert C. Smith; Nicholas M. Jedrich; Judith A. Gibbon; David A. Cottingham; Walter L. Swift; Richard E. Dame
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Paper Abstract

NASA is developing the NICMOS Cooling System (NCS) for deployment during Servicing Mission 3 of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) in late 1999. The NCS is intended to provide mechanical cryocooling for the near IR camera and multi- object spectrometer (NICMOS) instrument that was installed during servicing mission 2 in February 1997. The NICMOS with NCS can potentially continue the near-IR capability of HST through the currently scheduled end-of-mission in 2010. The NCS hardware is currently in final integration and will soon start a series of rigorous ground and flight test that will prepare it for installation in the HST.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3356, Space Telescopes and Instruments V, (28 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.324515
Show Author Affiliations
Edward S. Cheng, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Robert C. Smith, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Nicholas M. Jedrich, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Judith A. Gibbon, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
David A. Cottingham, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Walter L. Swift, Creare Inc. (United States)
Richard E. Dame, Mega Engineering, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3356:
Space Telescopes and Instruments V
Pierre Y. Bely; James B. Breckinridge, Editor(s)

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