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Yardstick integrated science instrument module concept for NGST
Author(s): Richard Burg; Pierre Y. Bely; Robert A. Woodruff; John W. MacKenty; Massimo Stiavelli; Stefano Casertano; Craig R. McCreight; Alan W. Hoffman
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Paper Abstract

We describe the instrument package concept that we have investigated as part of the Goddard Space Flight Center study for NGST. It is composed of highly integrated, high performance cameras and spectrometers covering the spectral region from 0.6 to 30 microns and with a large field of view.the suite has been configured to reduce cost and complexity with no sacrifice in scientific merit. A common optical bench minimizes interfaces, a guiding system integrated in the science module makes use of the science cameras with minimal penalty to science, and all near IR instruments are built around the same detector module.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3356, Space Telescopes and Instruments V, (28 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.324532
Show Author Affiliations
Richard Burg, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Pierre Y. Bely, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Robert A. Woodruff, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
John W. MacKenty, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Massimo Stiavelli, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Stefano Casertano, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Craig R. McCreight, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
Alan W. Hoffman, Santa Barbara Research Ctr. (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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