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The International Ultraviolet Explorer: Case study in spacecraft designThe International Ultraviolet Explorer (IUE) is a geosynchronous scientific satellite that was conceived as an international space observatory capable of measuring UV spectra of faint celestial bodies. Simple operational procedures allow the astronomers to joystick the spaceborne telescope about the sky, using familiar ground-based observatory techniques. The present paper deals with the IUE project objectives, the technical problems, constraints, trade-offs, and the problem solving techniques used in the IUE program.
Document ID
19800054036
Document Type
Book
Authors
Freeman, H. R.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Longanecker, G. W.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, Md., United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1979
Subject Category
Spacecraft Design, Testing And Performance
Accession Number
80A38206
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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