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Design Considerations For Shuttle-Attached Pointing Systems
Author(s): William Jerkovsky
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents an overview of the considerations which are important in Shuttle-attached pointing systems for electro-optical experiments. These considerations are described in terms of the mission characteristics which include the mission orbit, host vehicle, sensor, and target. The pointing system characteristics of interest include the pointing system configuration, tradeoffs, and interfaces. Key problem areas are discussed, and expected evolutionary pointing system improvements are outlined. The fundamental limitations which constrain the evolution of the pointing systems are also identified.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 April 1981
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 0265, Shuttle Pointing of Electro-Optical Experiments, (3 April 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.959866
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William Jerkovsky, The Aerospace Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0265:
Shuttle Pointing of Electro-Optical Experiments
William Jerkovsky, Editor(s)

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