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Paper: Portable Astronomical Scheduling Tools
Volume: 101, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems V
Page: 467
Authors: Miller, Glenn E.; Bose, Ashim
Abstract: The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) developed the Spike planning and scheduling software in support of the Hubble Space Telescope as a general toolkit for planning and scheduling. It is our desire that this toolkit be used to promote scientific research through the effective and efficient use of ground- and space-based astronomical observatories. By providing the Spike system to other facilities, we hope to develop a community of users who use and enhance the Spike system. To the degree our resources allow, STScI will act as a clearinghouse for users, bug fixes, modifications, etc. This paper describes the Spike software and its application to HST and other astronomical scheduling problems.
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