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Spacelab Transitioning To Space Station
Author(s): Robert H. Benson; Louis J. Demas
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Paper Abstract

Spacelab and Space Shuttle are being utilized as an observing platform for science and applications instruments. The results obtained from these early flights, as well as those missions planned between now and 1990, will provide an excellent data base for the planning of Space Station observing instruments. Many instruments planned for use on Spacelab will be readily transitioned for flight on the Space Station. Some will carry their own pointing capabilities while others will be mounted to various gimbaling and high precision pointers. Our objectives over the next few years will be to evaluate the Shuttle and Spacelab as a science and applications observation platform and determine what similar systems or capabilities will be required to make the Space Station an effective observing platform.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 October 1984
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0493, Optical Platforms, (23 October 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.943837
Show Author Affiliations
Robert H. Benson, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (United States)
Louis J. Demas, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0493:
Optical Platforms
Charles L. Wyman, Editor(s)

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