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Alternative Design Approaches For The Advanced X-Ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF)
Author(s): Ralph A. Kuiper
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Paper Abstract

Design alternatives for the AXAF observatory and intrument accommodation are discussed which will satisfy the x-ray astronomy missions and operations of the facility. The system engineering flow down and derivation of requirements from the science objectives are presented. The issues effecting the final subsystem selection are presented, along with a complete vehicle overview. Key subsystems include the structures, pointing control, science instrument integration, x-ray mirrors, aspect determination, and data handling.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 1986
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0597, X-Ray Instrumentation in Astronomy, (14 July 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.966559
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Ralph A. Kuiper, Lockheed Missiles and Space Co., Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0597:
X-Ray Instrumentation in Astronomy
J. Leonard Culhane, Editor(s)

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