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On-Orbit Degradation of Solar Instruments

A. Benmoussa 1, 2 S. Gissot 2 U. Schühle 3 G. del Zanna 4 F. Auchère 5 S. Mekaoui 6, 7 A. R. Jones 8 D. Walton 9 C. J. Eyles 10, 11 Gérard Thuillier 12 D. Seaton 2 I. E. Dammasch 2 G. Cessateur 11 Mustapha Meftah 12 V. Andretta 13 D. Berghmans 2 D. Bewsher 14 D. Bolsée 1, 15 L. Bradley 9 D. S. Brown 14 P. C. Chamberlin 16 S. Dewitte 6 L. V. Didkovsky 17 M. Dominique 2 F. G. Eparvier 8 Thomas Foujols 18 D. Gillotay 15 B. Giordanengo 2 J. P. Halain 19 R. A. Hock 20 Abdanour Irbah 12 C. Jeppesen 8 D. L. Judge 19 M. Kretzschmar 21 D. R. Mcmullin 22 B. Nicula 1, 2 W. Schmutz 23 G. Ucker 8 S. Wieman 17 D. Woodraska 8 T. N. Woods 8
Abstract : We present the lessons learned about the degradation observed in several space solar missions, based on contributions at the Workshop about On-Orbit Degradation of Solar and Space Weather Instruments that took place at the Solar Terrestrial Centre of Excellence (Royal Observatory of Belgium) in Brussels on 3 May 2012. The aim of this workshop was to open discussions related to the degradation observed in Sun-observing instruments exposed to the effects of the space environment. This article summarizes the various lessons learned and offers recommendations to reduce or correct expected degradation with the goal of increasing the useful lifespan of future and ongoing space missions.
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A. Benmoussa, S. Gissot, U. Schühle, G. del Zanna, F. Auchère, et al.. On-Orbit Degradation of Solar Instruments. Solar Physics, Springer Verlag, 2013, 288 (1), pp.389-434. ⟨10.1007/s11207-013-0290-z⟩. ⟨hal-00818285⟩



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