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GoldHelox solar x-ray telescope testing progress report
Author(s): Jonathan P. Barnes; Peter W. A. Roming; J. Ward Moody; R. Steven Turley; Paul F. Eastman; T. Lloyd; K. Deric Eldredge; Allen L. Raines; J. Cary Reily; Jeffrey R. Kegley; John W. Keidel; Jeff E. McCracken; Kenneth M. Whitley; Ernest R. Wright; Markus A. Baker; James R. Carpenter; D. Greg Chavers; Harlan J. Haight; K. Barry Hale; Thomas A. Hill; David R. Javins; Joseph K. Norwood; Richard D. Siler; John M. Tucker; David W. Watson; R. Takahashi
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Paper Abstract

The GoldHelox Solar X-ray Telescope underwent several tests during the years of 1997 - 1999, and continues through the testing phase of the project. The instrument itself, a solar telescope to ride on board the Space Shuttle, is designed to photograph the sun in soft x-ray wavelengths between 171 angstroms to 181 angstroms. Critical to its success, many tests are required to insure safety, robustness, and overall accuracy of the telescope during its mission. Among these are shake table tests, optical tests, vacuum integrity, and thermal analysis. This paper describes the GoldHelox project including its current status as a mission, the tests performed on the instrument to date, and the tests pending.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 July 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4012, X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions III, (18 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391583
Show Author Affiliations
Jonathan P. Barnes, Brigham Young Univ. (United States)
Peter W. A. Roming, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
J. Ward Moody, Brigham Young Univ. (United States)
R. Steven Turley, Brigham Young Univ. (United States)
Paul F. Eastman, Brigham Young Univ. (United States)
T. Lloyd, Brigham Young Univ. (United States)
K. Deric Eldredge, Brigham Young Univ. (United States)
Allen L. Raines, Brigham Young Univ. (United States)
J. Cary Reily, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Jeffrey R. Kegley, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
John W. Keidel, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Jeff E. McCracken, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Kenneth M. Whitley, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Ernest R. Wright, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Markus A. Baker, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
James R. Carpenter, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
D. Greg Chavers, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Harlan J. Haight, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
K. Barry Hale, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Thomas A. Hill, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
David R. Javins, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Joseph K. Norwood, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Richard D. Siler, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
John M. Tucker, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
David W. Watson, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
R. Takahashi, Brigham Young Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4012:
X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions III
Joachim E. Truemper; Bernd Aschenbach, Editor(s)

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