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Title: Spitzer observatory operations — increasing efficiency in mission operations
Authors: Scott, Charles P.
Kahr, Bolinda E.
Sarrel, Marc A.
Keywords: operational efficiency
mission operations
Issue Date: 25-May-2006
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2006.
Citation: SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, Orlando, Florida, May 25, 2006.
Abstract: This paper explores the how’s and why’s of the Spitzer Mission Operations System’s (MOS) success, efficiency, and affordability in comparison to other observatory-class missions. MOS exploits today’s flight, ground, and operations capabilities, embraces automation, and balances both risk and cost. With operational efficiency as the primary goal, MOS maintains a strong control process by translating lessons learned into efficiency improvements, thereby enabling the MOS processes, teams, and procedures to rapidly evolve from concept (through thorough validation) into in-flight implementation. Operational teaming, planning, and execution are designed to enable re-use. Mission changes, unforeseen events, and continuous improvement have often times forced us to learn to fly anew. Collaborative spacecraft operations and remote science and instrument teams have become well integrated, and worked together to improve and optimize each human, machine, and software-system element.
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