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28 August 2014 Precision pointing control for SPICA: risk mitigation phase study
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SPICA (Space Infrared Telescope for Cosmology and Astrophysics) is an astronomical mission optimized for mid- and far-infrared astronomy with a 3-m class telescope which is cryogenically cooled to be less than 6 K. The SPICA mechanical cooling system is indispensable for the mission but, generates micro-vibrations which could affect to the pointing stability performances. Activities to be undertaken during a risk mitigation phase (RMP) include consolidation of micro-vibration control design for the satellite, as well as a number of breadboarding activities centered on technologies that are critical to the success of the mission. This paper presents the RMP activity results on the microvibration control design.
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Shinji Mitani, Yasuhiro Kawakatsu, Shin-ichiro Sakai, Naomi Murakami, Toshihiko Yamawaki, Tadahito Mizutani, Keiji Komatsu, Hirokazu Kataza, Keigo Enya, and Takao Nakagawa "Precision pointing control for SPICA: risk mitigation phase study", Proc. SPIE 9143, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 914347 (28 August 2014);


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