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Re-Engineering of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) to Reduce Operational CostsSatellite telemetry processing onboard the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is carried out using dedicated software and hardware. The current ground system is expensive to operate and maintain. The mandate to reduce satellite ground system operations and maintenance costs by the year 2000 led NASA to upgrade the command and control systems in order to improve the data processing capabilities, reduce operator experience levels and increase system standardization. As a result, a command and control system product development team was formed to redesign and develop the HST ground system. The command and control system ground system development consists of six elements. The results of the prototyping phase carried out for the following of these elements are presented: the front end processor; middleware, and the graphical user interface.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Garvis, Michael (Lockheed Martin Technical Operations, Inc. Greenbelt, MD United States)
Dougherty, Andrew (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Whittier, Wallace (Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. Greenbelt, MD United States)
Date Acquired
September 8, 2013
Publication Date
November 1, 1996
Publication Information
Publication: Proceedings of 4th International Symposium on Space Mission Operations and Ground Data Systems, volume 2
Volume: 2
Subject Category
Report/Patent Number
Paper SO96.6.26
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