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Introduction to airworthiness for science instruments on board SOFIA
Author(s): George E. Gull; Maureen L. Savage
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Paper Abstract

The airworthiness of science instruments that will fly onboard the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has been a critical area of concern during the first two years of the observatory development program. The SOFIA platform is a 747SP aircraft which will be operated under Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR Part 25) with a level of review and documentation regarding safety that is new to the astronomical community.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 June 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4014, Airborne Telescope Systems, (20 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.389131
Show Author Affiliations
George E. Gull, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Maureen L. Savage, USRA/NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4014:
Airborne Telescope Systems
Ramsey K. Melugin; Hans-Peter Roeser, Editor(s)

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