Share Email Print

Proceedings Paper

Maintenance And Reliability Of Optical Instruments In Space
Author(s): R. D. Rawcliffe
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

The panel discussion covered a variety of topics, emphasizing the most frequent failure modes and the available methods for decreasing their probability. Failure of the satellite itself, which has taken the heaviest toll of space-optics experiments, is of course, beyond the control of the experimenter. Failures and degradations within the optical sensor itself in the past have been most frequently due to the associated electronics. However components and techniques have been greatly improved and so this probably will no longer be true in the near future.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 March 1970
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0019, Space Optics I, (24 March 1970); doi: 10.1117/12.946846
Show Author Affiliations
R. D. Rawcliffe, Aerospace Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0019:
Space Optics I
Brian J. Thompson, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top