In 1984 two space probes are being launched in the framework of the VEGA project in order to make scientific observations of the Venus and Halley's comet. The probe includes a platform which is capable of rotating around two mutually perpendicular axes. On this platform a TV-system will be situated. The present article describes the software of the on-board TV-system. The main tasks of the software are: a) to find and locate the comet, b) to follow the comet with the TV-system (i. e. to guide the optical axis of the TV-system towards the comet), c) to take scientific pictures, d) to transmit the scientific information to the Earth.
|Translated title of the contribution||Onboard Software for the VEGA TV System.|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Meres es Automatika|
|Publication status||Published - jan. 1 1985|
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