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Evolution of science data processing for the Hubble Space Telescope: a user's perspective
Author(s): Mark Kochte; John Scott; Sidney Parsons; Deborah Kenny; Elizabeth Giovane
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Paper Abstract

Upgrades of the science instrument complement on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and observing strategy innovations have combined to greatly increase the number of observations and the volume of data during the first decade of HST operations. At the same time, the data processing component of HST operations has undergone a parallel evolution in strategy and implementation, partly in response to the increased volume of data from HST while reducing staffing requirements, and partly due to the phasing out of old technologies and the exploring of new ones. This paper describes the original HST data processing strategy and implementation, how it has evolved to the current design today, and where it may be going for future space telescope missions (HST, NGST, et al.).

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 January 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4844, Observatory Operations to Optimize Scientific Return III, (2 January 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.460680
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Mark Kochte, Computer Sciences Corp./Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
John Scott, Computer Sciences Corp./Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Sidney Parsons, Computer Sciences Corp./Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Deborah Kenny, Computer Sciences Corp./Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Elizabeth Giovane, Computer Sciences Corp./Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4844:
Observatory Operations to Optimize Scientific Return III
Peter J. Quinn, Editor(s)

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