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Technical aspects of the Advanced Camera for Surveys repair
Author(s): S. A. Rinehart; E. Cheng; M. Sirianni; J. Mack; K. Boyce; M. Turczyn; R. Emerle; A. Waczynski; Y. Wen; I. Orlowski; G. Waligroski; L. Trubell; K. Albin; M. Loose; R. Ricardo; H. Smith; P. Alea; T. Meyer; J. Auyeung
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Paper Abstract

In January 2007, the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) lost its Wide-Field Channel (WFC) and the High Resolution Channel (HRC) due to a failure in its Low Voltage Power Supply (LVPS). A team was rapidly assembled to determine if the ACS could be repaired as part of HST Servicing Mission 4 (SM4). This team includes contributors from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Ball Aerospace, and Teledyne Imaging Sensors. It determined that all of the capabilities of the ACS could be restored and created a concept for the ACS-Repair (ACS-R) component of SM4. ACS-R will restore the WFC of ACS by replacing the existing CCD Electronics Box (CEB) with the CEB-Replacement (CEB-R) and providing power from a new Low Voltage Power Supply Replacement (LVPS-R). The new LVPS-R will also attempt to restore the HRC function by providing power through the original power bus. In this presentation, we focus on the concept and technical aspects of the ACS-R.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7010, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter, 70104Q (12 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789223
Show Author Affiliations
S. A. Rinehart, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
E. Cheng, Conceptual Analytics, LLC (United States)
M. Sirianni, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
European Space Agency (France)
J. Mack, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
K. Boyce, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
M. Turczyn, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
R. Emerle, Ball Aerospace (United States)
A. Waczynski, GST (United States)
Y. Wen, MEI (United States)
I. Orlowski, Jackson & Tull (United States)
G. Waligroski, Ball Aerospace (United States)
L. Trubell, Ball Aerospace (United States)
K. Albin, Ball Aerospace (United States)
M. Loose, Teledyne Imaging Sensors (United States)
R. Ricardo, Teledyne Imaging Sensors (United States)
H. Smith, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
P. Alea, ATK (United States)
T. Meyer, Jackson & Tull (United States)
J. Auyeung, Teledyne Imaging Sensors (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7010:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter
Jacobus M. Oschmann Jr.; Mattheus W. M. de Graauw; Howard A. MacEwen, Editor(s)

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