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technicians installing new SOFIA instruments

SOFIA Gets Avionics and Mission Control Systems Upgrades

Movie Number   EM-0095-35
Movie Date   December 4, 2012
Formats   854 X 480 QuickTime Movie (11.6 MB)
854 X 500 Closed Captioned QuickTime Movie (11.6 MB)
1280 X 720 Closed Captioned QuickTime Movie (66.8 MB)
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NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, has received major upgrades to its telescope control and avionics systems that will significantly improve their efficiency and operability. The upgrades enhance the pointing and tracking capabilities of the observatory's telescope control system, while the avionics upgrades allow the SOFIA to comply with current airspace regulations.
Total time: 1 minute, 2 seconds

Keywords   2.5-meter mirror, NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA, Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility, avionics, telescope, tracking system
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