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Sensor Development In The Shuttle Era
Author(s): R. B. Gerding; P. Z. Mantarakis; D. S. Webber
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Paper Abstract

The Fiscal Year 1973 phase of the Man-ned Earth Observatory (MEO): Mission Requirements and Preliminary Design Study was recently completed for NASA/MSFC under Contract NAS-28013. The study was performed by TRW Systems Group and Aerojet Electro Systems Company. This phase of the study was concerned with the use of the Space Shuttle in earth observation sensor development. The MEO was considered to be a secondary or "piggyback" Shuttle/Spacelab payload. The specific objectives of the study were to: Gather detailed information on two sensor class development programs and present these as case histories Assume the Shuttle existed at the beginning of these programs and discuss how sensor development would have been conducted utilizing the Shuttle/Spacelab Estimate the feasibility of using the Shuttle/Spacelab for sensor development and the potential savings in schedule and development cost that could be realized.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1974
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 0051, Scanners and Imagery Systems for Earth Observation, (1 March 1974); doi: 10.1117/12.964587
Show Author Affiliations
R. B. Gerding, TRW Systems Group (United States)
P. Z. Mantarakis, TRW Systems Group (United States)
D. S. Webber, TRW Systems Group (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0051:
Scanners and Imagery Systems for Earth Observation
D. Alexander Koso; Philip N. Slater; William L. Wolfe, Editor(s)

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