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NuSTAR observatory science operations: on-orbit acclimation

Forster, Karl and Harrison, Fiona A. and Dodd, Suzanne R. and Stern, Daniel K. and Miyasaka, Hiromasa and Madsen, Kristin K. and Grefenstette, Brian W. and Markwardt, Craig B. and Craig, William W. and Marshall, Francis E. (2014) NuSTAR observatory science operations: on-orbit acclimation. In: Observatory Operations - Strategies, Processes, and Systems V. Proceedings of SPIE. No.9149. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 91490R. ISBN 978-0-8194-9617-1.

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The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) is the first focusing high energy (3-79 keV) X-ray observatory. The NuSTAR project is led by Caltech, which hosts the Science Operations Center (SOC), with mission operations managed by UCB Space Sciences Laboratory. We present an overview of NuSTAR science operations and describe the on-orbit performance of the observatory. The SOC is enhancing science operations to serve the community with a guest observing program beginning in 2015. We present some of the challenges and approaches taken by the SOC to operating a full service space observatory that maximizes the scientific return from the mission.

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Additional Information:© 2014 SPIE. Date Published: 6 August 2014. This work was supported under NASA contract No. NNG08FD60C, and made use of data from the NuSTAR mission, a project led by the California Institute of Technology, managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. We thank the NuSTAR operations, Software and Calibration teams for support with the execution and analysis of these observations. This research has made use of the NuSTAR Data Analysis Software (NuSTARDAS) jointly developed by the ASI Science Data Center (ASDC, Italy) and the California Institute of Technology (USA).
Group:NuSTAR, Space Radiation Laboratory
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Subject Keywords:NuSTAR, NASA small explorer, X-ray optics, CZT detectors, Science Operations, Metrology
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:9149
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Official Citation:NuSTAR observatory science operations: on-orbit acclimation Author(s): Karl Forster; Fiona A. Harrison; Suzanne R. Dodd; Daniel K. Stern; Hiromasa Miyasaka; Kristin K. Madsen; Brian W. Grefenstette; Craig B. Markwardt; William W. Craig; Francis E. Marshall Art. No. 91490R
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Deposited By: Ruth Sustaita
Deposited On:14 Nov 2014 22:09
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