Space Telescope History Project Records,
circa 1959-1987
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 95-122
Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Department of Space History
Dates:
circa 1959-1987
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
15 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Robert W. Smith, Historian of the National Air and Space Museum, Department of Space History. The records document the Space Telescope History Project (STHP), which led to a publication of the same title. Materials include minutes of meetings, schedules, photographs, publicity materials of the manufacturers, background material, newspaper clippings, newsletters, brochures, records transmittal forms, and correspondence.
Abbreviations (See also Master Acronym List in Box 14)
AO - Announcement of Opportunity
AXAF - Advanced X-Ray Astrophysics Facility
ESA - European Space Agency
FOC - Faint Object Camera
FOS - Faint Object Spectrograph
GSFC - Goddard Space Flight Center
GTO - Guaranteed Time Observers
HSP - High Speed Photometer
HST - Hubble Space Telescope
IDT - Instrument Definition Team
LMSC - Lockheed Missiles and Space Company, Inc.
LST - Large Space Telescope
MOWG - Management Operations Working Group
MSFC - Marshall Space Flight Center (Huntsville, AL)
O&MWG - Operations and Management Working Group
O'Dell - Robert O'Dell, Project Scientist
PE - Perkin Elmer
PTIT - Planetary Target Implementation Team
QEH - Quantum Efficiencies Hysterisis
SIRTF - Space Infrared Telescope Facility
SOT - Solar Optical Telescope
SSB - Space Science Board (ESA)
ST - Space Telescope
STAC - Space Telescope Advisory Committee
STHP - Space Telescope History Project
STScI - Space Telescope Science Institute (Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD)
SWG - Science Working Group
USRA - Universities Space Research Association, Columbia, MD
WFPC - Wide Field Planetary Camera
WG - Working Group

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-122, National Air and Space Museum. Department of Space History, Space Telescope History Project Records

Keywords
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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