NTRS - NASA Technical Reports Server
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.
Freeman, H. R. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States) Longanecker, G. W. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, Md., United States)
August 10, 2013
January 1, 1979
Spacecraft Design, Testing And Performance