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Spitzer Space Telescope in-orbit checkout and science verification operations

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dc.contributor.author Linick, Sue H.
dc.contributor.author Miles, John W.
dc.contributor.author Gilbert, John B.
dc.contributor.author Boyles, Carol A.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-02-14T23:04:49Z
dc.date.available 2006-02-14T23:04:49Z
dc.date.issued 2004-05-21
dc.identifier.citation SpaceOps & Canadian Space Agency, Ground System Architecture Workshop (GSAW), May 17-21, 2004, Montreal, Canada. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 04-0164
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/38737
dc.description.abstract Spitzer Space Telescope, the fourth and final of NASA's great observatories, and the first mission in NASA's Origins Program was launched 25 August 2003 into an Earth-trailing solar orbit. The observatory was designed to probe and explore the universe in the infrared. Before science data could be acquired, however, the observatory had to be initialized, characterized, calibrated, and commissioned. A two phased operations approach was defined to complete this work. These phases were identified as In-Orbit Checkout (IOC) and Science Verification (SV). Because the observatory lifetime is cryogen-limited these operations had to be highly efficient. The IOC/SV operations design accommodated a pre-defined distributed organizational structure and a complex, cryogenic flight system. Many checkout activities were inter-dependent, and therefore the operations concept and ground data system had to provide the flexibility required for a "short turn-around" environment. This paper describes the adaptive operations system design and evolution, implementation, and lessons-learned from the completion of IOC/SV. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 296863 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2004 en
dc.subject in-orbit checkout en
dc.subject space verification en
dc.title Spitzer Space Telescope in-orbit checkout and science verification operations en
dc.type Presentation en


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