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Ground systems and operations concepts for the Space Infrared Telescope Facility
Author(s): Richard B. Miller
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Paper Abstract

Key requirements and ground systems implementation strategy for SIRTF which presents a significant challenge in the operational phase of the mission are discussed. The facility is aimed at reliably integrating a guaranteed time program, requests from about 200 guest observer teams per year, and observatory maintenance. SIRFT is characterized by the five-year life time due to cryogen boil-off which means that the ground system must be fully operational at launch and must operate with an efficiency and timeliness rarely achieved in previous space missions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1540, Infrared Technology XVII, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48712
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Richard B. Miller, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1540:
Infrared Technology XVII
Bjorn F. Andresen; Marija Scholl; Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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