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30 July 2010 FIREBALL: instrument pointing and aspect reconstruction
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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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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 (30 July 2010); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.857869
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