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14 July 1986 Alternative Design Approaches For The Advanced X-Ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF)
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Proceedings Volume 0597, X-Ray Instrumentation in Astronomy; (1986)
Event: 1985 International Technical Symposium/Europe, 1985, Cannes, France
Design alternatives for the AXAF observatory and intrument accommodation are discussed which will satisfy the x-ray astronomy missions and operations of the facility. The system engineering flow down and derivation of requirements from the science objectives are presented. The issues effecting the final subsystem selection are presented, along with a complete vehicle overview. Key subsystems include the structures, pointing control, science instrument integration, x-ray mirrors, aspect determination, and data handling.
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Ralph A. Kuiper "Alternative Design Approaches For The Advanced X-Ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF)", Proc. SPIE 0597, X-Ray Instrumentation in Astronomy, (14 July 1986);


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