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Solar Orbiter spacecraft instrument interface simulator and its applications for the STIX telescope tests
Author(s): D. Ścisłowski; M. Kowaliński; P. Podgórski; J. Sylwester; P. Orleański; T. Mrozek; M. Stęślicki; J. Barylak; A. Barylak; K. R. Skup; A. Cichocki; K. Ber; G. Juchnikowski
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Paper Abstract

Solar Orbiter mission of European Space Agency, scheduled for launch in 2017, is designed to explore the Sun and the inner heliosphere. Its close, never achieved before by any other spacecraft, approach to the Sun as well as ten remote-sensing and in-situ on board instruments will allow obtaining unique solar science data. The Spectrometer Telescope for Imaging X-rays (STIX) is one of them. Its measurements of solar thermal and non-thermal hard X-ray emissions from ~4 to 150 keV will play an important role to achieve mission's major science goals. The Spacecraft Instrument Interface Simulator (SIIS) is specified as a part of Electrical Ground Support Equipment with the aim to provide a tool for power interface and telemetry/telecommand electrical and data protocol validation during the delivery phase of STIX instrument for spacecraft integration. It is designed to be used during the instrument development and test phases of onboard algorithms, too. Brief overview of SIIS use and performance for these purposes is given in this work.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 December 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9290, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2014, 929038 (16 December 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2075708
Show Author Affiliations
D. Ścisłowski, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
M. Kowaliński, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
P. Podgórski, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
J. Sylwester, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
P. Orleański, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
Univ. of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (Switzerland)
T. Mrozek, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
Univ. of Wrocław (Poland)
M. Stęślicki, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
J. Barylak, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
A. Barylak, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
K. R. Skup, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
A. Cichocki, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
K. Ber, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
G. Juchnikowski, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9290:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2014
Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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