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Adapative software solutions: lessons learned from Chandra flight operations
Author(s): Daniel P. Shropshire; Sabina Bucher; Joseph Rose
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Paper Abstract

After over 6 highly successful years on orbit, the Chandra X-ray Observatory continues to deliver world class science to members of the X-ray community. Much of this success can be attributed to an excellent space vehicle, however; the creation of several unique software tools has allowed for extremely efficient and smooth running operations. The Chandra Flight Operations Team, staffed by members of Northrop Grumman Space Technology, has created a suite of software tools designed to help optimize on-console operations, mission planning and scheduling, and spacecraft engineering and trending. Many of these tools leverage COTS products and Web based technologies. We describe the original mission concepts, need for supplemental software tools, development and implementation, use of these tools in the current operations scenario, and efficiency improvements due to their use.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 June 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6270, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems, 627017 (30 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.672679
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Daniel P. Shropshire, Northrop Grumman Space Technology (United States)
Sabina Bucher, Northrop Grumman Space Technology (United States)
Joseph Rose, Northrop Grumman Space Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6270:
Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems
David R. Silva; Rodger E. Doxsey, Editor(s)

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