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Post flight analysis of NASA standard star trackers recovered from the solar maximum missionThe flight hardware returned after the Solar Maximum Mission Repair Mission was analyzed to determine the effects of 4 years in space. The NASA Standard Star Tracker would be a good candidate for such analysis because it is moderately complex and had a very elaborate calibration during the acceptance procedure. However, the recovery process extensively damaged the cathode of the image dissector detector making proper operation of the tracker and a comparison with preflight characteristics impossible. Otherwise, the tracker functioned nominally during testing.
Document ID
19870004949
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Newman, P. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1985
Publication Information
Publication: Proceedings of the SMRM Degradation Study Workshop
Subject Category
SPACECRAFT DESIGN, TESTING AND PERFORMANCE
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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