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Spacecraft conceptual design for the 8-meter Advanced Technology Large Aperture Space Telescope (ATLAST)
Author(s): Randall C. Hopkins; Peter Capizzo; Sharon Fincher; Linda S. Hornsby; David Jones; Gary Mosier; H. Philip Stahl; Dan Thomas; Kevin S. Thompson
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Paper Abstract

The Advanced Concepts Office at Marshall Space Flight Center completed a brief spacecraft design study for the 8- meter monolithic Advanced Technology Large Aperture Space Telescope (ATLAST-8m). This spacecraft concept provides all power, communication, telemetry, avionics, guidance and control, and thermal control for the observatory, and inserts the observatory into a halo orbit about the second Sun-Earth Lagrange point. The multidisciplinary design team created a simple spacecraft design that enables component and science instrument servicing, employs articulating solar panels for help with momentum management, and provides precise pointing control while at the same time fast slewing for the observatory.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 August 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7731, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 77312Q (10 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856474
Show Author Affiliations
Randall C. Hopkins, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Peter Capizzo, Raytheon, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Sharon Fincher, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Linda S. Hornsby, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
David Jones, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Gary Mosier, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
H. Philip Stahl, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Dan Thomas, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Kevin S. Thompson, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7731:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
Jacobus M. Oschmann Jr.; Mark C. Clampin; Howard A. MacEwen, Editor(s)

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