AAS Meeting #193 - Austin, Texas, January 1999
Session 35. The Next Generation Space Telescope
Display, Thursday, January 7, 1999, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibits Hall 1

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[35.04] NGST Yardstick Integrated Science Instrument Module (ISIM) Feasibility Study

M. A. Greenhouse, M. DiPirro, B. Federline, Jonathan P. Gardner, P. Guy, J. Hagopian, J. Hein, M. Jurotich, J. Lawrence, B. Martineau, J. C. Mather, E. Mentzell, S. Satyapal, D. Stanley, H. I. Teplitz, J. Travis (NASA GSFC), P. Bely, L. D. Petro, P. Stockman (STScI), R. Burg (Johns Hopkins U.), R. Bitzel (Swales Aerospace)

We display portions of the baseline design concept for the NGST Integrated Science Instrument Module (ISIM). This ISIM design is under ongoing development for integration with the "Yardstick" and other NGST 8 m architectures that are intended for packaging in an EELV or Ariane 5 meter class fairing. The goals of this activity are to: [1] demonstrate mission science feasibility, [2] identify ISIM technology challenge areas, [3] assess ISIM engineering and cost feasibility, [5] identify ISIM/NGST interface constraints, and [6] enable smart customer procurement of the ISIM.

In this poster, we display a snap shot of work in progress including: optical design, opto-mechanical layout, thermal modeling, focal plane array design, and electronics design. Ongoing progress can be monitored via ISIM team web site: http://ngst.gsfc.nasa.gov/

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The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: matt@stars.gsfc.nasa.gov

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