Spartan 202 F1 [NASA]
Spartan 202 (Shuttle Pointed Autonomous Research Tool for Astronomy 202) was a planned free-flying payload for UV stellar astronomy to be released and retrieved by the Space Shuttle.
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory' Mark II Far Ultraviolet Camera, which was planned to be a primary scientific instrument aboard the Spartan-202 Space Shuttle mission, was intended to obtain FUV wide-field imagery of stars and extended celestial objects, including diffuse nebulae and nearby galaxies. The observations were to support the HST by providing FUV photometry of calibration objects. The Mark II camera is an electrographic Schmidt camera with an aperture of 15 cm, a focal length of 30.5 cm, and sensitivity in the 1230-1600 Å wavelength range.
Spartan-202 was cancelled.
|Type / Application:||UV Astronomy (Shuttle retrievable)|
|Equipment:||Mark II Far Ultraviolet Camera|
|Spartan 202-F1||-||cancelled||CCK LC-39||Shuttle||with Shuttle (STS)|