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Spitzer Mission Operation System Planning for IRAC Warm-Instrument Characterization (IWIC)

Hunt, Joseph C., Jr. and Sarrel, Marc A. and Mahoney, William A. and Bliss, David (2012) Spitzer Mission Operation System Planning for IRAC Warm-Instrument Characterization (IWIC). In: SpaceOps 2010 Conference. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics , Reston, VA, Art. No. 2010-2200. ISBN 978-1-62410-164-9.

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This paper will describe how the Spitzer Mission Operations System planned and executed the characterization phase between Spitzer’s cryogenic mission and its warm mission. To the largest extend possible, the execution of this phase was done with existing processing and procedures. The modifications that were made were in response to the differences of the characterization phase compared to normal phases before and after. The primary two categories of difference are: unknown date of execution due to uncertainty of knowledge of the date of helium depletion, and the short cycle time for data analysis and re-planning during execution. In addition, all of the planning and design had to be done in parallel with normal operations, and we had to transition smoothly back to normal operations following the transition. This paper will also describe the re-planning we had to do following an anomaly discovered in the first days after helium depletion.

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Additional Information:© 2010 by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc. Under the copyright claimed herein, the U.S. Government has a royalty-free license to exercise all rights for Governmental purposes. Published Online: 16 Nov 2012. The research described in this paper was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The authors would like to thank the following people who helped us along the way, in alphabetical order: Sean Carey, Suzanne Dodd, Paul Finley, Mark Fisher, Bolinda Kahr, Charles Scott, Lisa Storrie-Lombardi and Robert K. Wilson.
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Official Citation:Spitzer Mission Operation System Planning for IRAC Warm-Instrument Characterization (IWIC). Joseph Hunt, Marc Sarrel, and David Bliss. SpaceOps 2010 Conference. April 2010.
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