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Pointing control system architecture for the Eclipse Mission.

Show simple item record Kia, Tooraj Brugarolas, Paul B. Alexander, James W. Li, Diane G. 2008-02-07T23:40:27Z 2008-02-07T23:40:27Z 2006-02-05
dc.identifier.citation 29th Annual American Astronautical Society Guidance and Control Conference, Breckenridge, Colorado, February 5, 2006. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 06-0214
dc.description.abstract This paper describes the hgh performance pointing control system used to point the Eclipse telescope. Eclipse is a new mission under study at Jet Propulsion Laboratory for a proposal as a discovery mission. Eclipse is a space telescope for high-contrast optical astronomy. It will be used to investigate the planetary bodies and environments. The main objective of the Eclipse mission is to study planets around nearby stars. Eclipse is designed to reveal planets or dust structures by reducing the scattered and diffracted light within a few arcseconds of a star to a level three orders of magnitude lower than any instrument on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). Eclipse achieves this high contrast using a 1.8 meter diameter telescope, a coronagraphic system for control of diffracted light, and active wavefront correction using a Precision Deformable Mirror (DM) for the suppression of scattered light. The observatory will be launched into a Sun-synchronous 690 Km, 98.2° Earth Orbit in 2012. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2006. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries AAS en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 06-073 en
dc.subject pointing control systems en
dc.subject architecture en
dc.subject Eclipse mission en
dc.title Pointing control system architecture for the Eclipse Mission. en
dc.type Preprint en

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