Structural mechanics of the solar-A Soft X-ray TelescopeThe Soft X-ray Telescope (SXT) is one of four major instruments that constitute the payload of the NASA-Japanese mission YOHKOH (formerly known as Solar-A), scheduled to be launched in August, 1991. This paper describes the design of the SXT, the key system requirements, and the SXT optical and structural systems. Particular attention is given to the design considerations for stiffness and dimensional stability, temperature compensation, and moisture sensitivyty control. Consideration is also given to the X-ray mirror, the aspect telescope, the entrance filters, the mechanical structure design, the aft support plate and mount, the SXT finite element model, and other subsystems.
Jurcevich, B. K. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Bruner, M. E. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Gowen, K. F. (Lockheed Research Labs. Palo Alto, CA, United States)
August 16, 2013
January 1, 1992
Publication: In: Design of optical instruments; Proceedings of the Meeting, Orlando, FL, Apr. 22-24, 1992 (A93-29781 11-74)