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  • Vol. 80, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2013
  • pp: 283–288

Analytical technique for calculating the heat fluxes in near-earth space that form the thermal regime of space telescopes

Y. Bayova, Y. Lapovok, and S. Khankov  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Technology, Vol. 80, Issue 5, pp. 283-288 (2013)

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This paper gives an analytical description of the integral and effective irradiance factors of the outer housing of a spacecraft-based telescope as a function of the orbital altitude. These factors determine the incident fluxes of the intrinsic thermal radiation of the earth and the solar radiation reflected by the earth. Formulas are given for calculating the total heat flux absorbed by the telescope housing and its temperature level. Calculations are carried out for the case of a solar-synchronous orbit.

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OCIS Codes
(120.0280) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Remote sensing and sensors
(120.4640) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical instruments
(350.1260) Other areas of optics : Astronomical optics
(350.6050) Other areas of optics : Solar energy
(350.6090) Other areas of optics : Space optics

Original Manuscript: September 18, 2012
Published: May 21, 2013

Y. Bayova, Y. Lapovok, and S. Khankov, "Analytical technique for calculating the heat fluxes in near-earth space that form the thermal regime of space telescopes," J. Opt. Technol. 80, 283-288 (2013)

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