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Scheduling Spitzer: the SIRPASS story

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dc.contributor.author Mittman, David S.
dc.contributor.author Hawkins, Robert
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-27T20:55:54Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-27T20:55:54Z
dc.date.issued 2013-03-25
dc.identifier.citation International Workshop on Planning and Scheduling for Space, San Jose, California, March 25-27, 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno CL#13-2610
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/44385
dc.description.abstract NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope was launched on August 25, 2003 from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Base. Drifting in a unique Earth-trailing orbit around the Sun, Spitzer sees an optically invisible universe dominated by dust and stars. Since 1997, the Spitzer Integrated Resource Planning and Scheduling System (SIRPASS) has helped produce spacecraft activity plans for the Spitzer Space Telescope. SIRPASS is used by members of the Observatory Planning and Scheduling Team to plan, schedule and sequence the Telescope from data made available to them from the science and engineering community. Because of the volume of data that needs to be scheduled, SIRPASS offers a variety of automated assistants to aid in this task. This paper will describe the functional elements of the SIRPASS software system — emphasizing the role that automation plays in the system — and will highlight lessons learned for the software developer from a decade of Spitzer Space Telescope operations experience. 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, 2013 en_US
dc.subject spacecraft en_US
dc.subject flight systems en_US
dc.subject ground-based systems en_US
dc.title Scheduling Spitzer: the SIRPASS story en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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