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Session 55 - Space Instrumentation.
Display session, Wednesday, June 12
Tripp Commons,

[55.08] EUVE Outsourced Extended Mission

R. F. Malina (CEA/UCB CNRS), D. Biroscak (CEA/UCB), A. Herz (OMITRON), D. Christian, K. Kaier, G. C. Kaplan, S. Lilly (CEA/UCB), T. Quinn (SSL/UCB), B. Stroozas, T. Tucker (CEA/UCB)

NASA has accepted an unsolicited proposal by the Center for EUV Atrophysics (CEA) at the University of California at Berkeley to manage spacecraft operations for the Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer\/ (EUVE\/) extended mission. The proposal can serve as a model for university, government, and industry collaborations to respond to NASA's stated strategic goal to outsource all routine operations of scientific satellites to academia and industry. CEA has taken a conservative, low-cost approach to outsourcing that continues observatory operations, maintains the science return, and preserves the EUVE\/ science archive. The Outsourced Extended Mission reduces yearly EUVE\/ program costs, which may allow for a further extension of the science mission. This poster discusses the outsourced EUVE\/ mission, its operations concept, NASA institutional support, and the roles and responsibilities of the government, university, and industry.

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