Survey Probe Infrared Celestial Experiment (SPICE).
Final rept. Jun 76-Aug 84,
ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL ANAHEIM CA DEFENSE ELECTRONICS OPERATIONS
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The Survey Probe Infrared Celestial Experiment SPICE Program is a refurbishment and modification to an Infrared System previously called Hi Hi star Sensor System. This system was flown on an Aerobee 350 vehicle that was launched from White Sands Missile Range WSMR. Due to vehicle problems on this fight, there was an early re-entry that resulted in payload damage. Changes were made necessary to interface with an ARIES vehicle instead of the previously planned Aerobee 350. The availability of the ARIES provides greater data collection time. The SPICE Sensor System was launched from WSMR. Due to vehicle problems, no sky map data were taken and the sensor system again sustained damage due to a landing estimated at approximately 150 gs. The system was again refurbished and was launched from WSMR in September 1982. This flight went well with sky map data being collected and the payload successfully received.
- Infrared Detection and Detectors