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SIRTF science operations system

Green, William B. (2003) SIRTF science operations system. In: IR Space Telescopes and Instruments. Proceedings of SPIE. No.4850. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 130-140. ISBN 9780819446299.

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The Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF) will be launched in early 2003, and will perform an extended series of science observations at wavelengths ranging from 3.6 to 160 microns for five years or more. The California Institute of Technology has been selected as the home for the SIRTF Science Center (SSC). The SSC is completing the final stages of prelaunch development and testing of the Science Operations System (SOS), which will support science operations of the Observatory. The SOS supports a variety of functions including observing proposal submission by the scientific community, long range planning and short term scheduling of the Observatory, instrument performance monitoring during nominal operations, and production of a variety of scientific archival products. This paper describes the role and function of the SSC, the architecture of the SOS, and discusses the major SOS subsystems. Examples of products generated by the SOS are included,

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Additional Information:© 2003 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). The current state of maturity of the Science Operations System is due to the efforts of the outstanding staff of the SIRTF Science Center in designing, developing, implementing, testing and operating the systems that will be used to support SIRTF operations, and their efforts in supporting the external scientific community. The cooperation received from the three instrument Principal Investigators, Dr. Giovanni Fazio, Dr. James Houck, and Dr. George Rieke, is gratefully acknowledged. Thanks also to the SSC Director, Dr. B. Thomas Soifer, and Deputy Director, Dr. George Helou, to Project Manager Dave Gallagher and Dr. Michael Werner, Project Scientist at JPL, for their support. The end to end system level testing of the SSC developed capabilities integrated with the JPL-developed mission operations system is under direction of Bob Wilson, the SIRTF Mission Operations System Manager at JPL This work was performed at the California Institute of Technology under contract to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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Official Citation:William B. Green "The SIRTF science operations system", Proc. SPIE 4850, IR Space Telescopes and Instruments, (5 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.461105;
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