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Spitzer operations : scheduling the out years

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dc.contributor.author Mahoney, William A.
dc.contributor.author Effertz, Mark J.
dc.contributor.author Fisher, Mark E.
dc.contributor.author Garcia, Lisa J.
dc.contributor.author Hunt, Joseph C. Jr.
dc.contributor.author Mannings, Vincent
dc.contributor.author McElroy, Douglas B.
dc.contributor.author Scire, Elena
dc.date.accessioned 2013-01-14T22:44:05Z
dc.date.available 2013-01-14T22:44:05Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07-01
dc.identifier.citation SPIE Astronomical Telescopes+Instrumentation, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 1-6, 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 12-2708
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/42590
dc.description.abstract Spitzer Warm Mission operations have remained robust and exceptionally efficient since the cryogenic mission ended in mid-2009. The distance to the now exceeds 1 AU, making telecommunications increasingly difficult; however, analysis has shown that two-way communication could be maintained through at least 2017 with minimal loss in observing efficiency. The science program continues to emphasize the characterization of exoplanets, time domain studies, and deep surveys, all of which can impose interesting scheduling constraints. Recent changes have significantly improved on-board data compression, which both enables certain high volume observations and reduces Spitzer’s demand for competitive Deep Space Network resources. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2012. en_US
dc.subject Spitzer en_US
dc.subject scheduling en_US
dc.subject spacecraft operations en_US
dc.subject observation scheduling en_US
dc.title Spitzer operations : scheduling the out years en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US
dc.subject.NASATaxonomy Space Communications, Spacecraft Communications, Command and Tracking en_US


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