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FIREBALL: Instrument pointing and aspect reconstruction

Matuszewski, Mateusz and Evrard, Jean and Mirc, Frederi and Grange, Robert and Frank, Stephan and Milliard, Bruno and Tuttle, Sarah E. and Rahman, Shahinur and Martin, D. Christopher and Schiminovich, David and McLean, Ryan and Chave, Robert G. (2010) FIREBALL: Instrument pointing and aspect reconstruction. In: Space telescopes and instrumentation 2010: ultraviolet to gamma ray. Proceedings of SPIE. No.7732. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 773229. ISBN 978-0-8194-8222-8.

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The Faint Intergalactic Redshifted Emission Balloon (FIREBALL) had its first scientific flight in June 2009. The instrument is a 1 meter class balloon-borne telescope equipped with a vacuum-ultraviolet integral field spectrograph intended to detect emission from the inter-galactic medium at redshifts 0.3 < z < 1.0. The scientific goals and the challenging environment place strict constraints on the pointing and tracking systems of the gondola. In this manuscript we briefly review our pointing requirements, discuss the methods and solutions used to meet those requirements, and present the aspect reconstruction results from the first successful scientific flight.

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Additional Information:© 2010 SPIE. The material is based upon work supported by NASA under award No. NNX08AO39G. The FIREBALL collaboration also acknowledges support from CNES, LAM and CNRS.
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Subject Keywords:Cosmology; Integral field spectroscopy; FIREBALL; Data reduction; Pointing stabilization
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Official Citation:Mateusz Matuszewski ; Jean Evrard ; Frederi Mirc ; Robert Grange ; Stephan Frank ; Bruno Milliard ; Sarah E. Tuttle ; Shahinur Rahman ; D. Christopher Martin ; David Schiminovich ; Ryan McLean and Robert G. Chave "FIREBALL: instrument pointing and aspect reconstruction", Proc. SPIE 7732, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 773229 (July 30, 2010); doi:10.1117/12.857869;
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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