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Paper: ASCA: an International Mission
Volume: 145, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems VII
Page: 267
Authors: Hilton, P.; Antunes, A.
Abstract: The ASCA X-ray satellite mission involves scientists from Japan, America, and Europe. Each year more than 400 targets are observed by ASCA. The process starts with the electronic submission of a proposal and ends with the delivery of a data tape. A successful observation depends on organization within the operations team and efficient communication between the operations team and the observers. The methods used for proposing, scheduling, coordinating observations, quick-look plots, and data delivery are presented. Cooperation is the key to success in an international mission
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