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Adaptive Optics Technology
Adaptive Optics is a part of a Gemini call for the study of an Extreme Adaptive Optics Coronagraph for Gemini.

The Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) is a NASA funded project managed by the Johns Hopkins University. Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) was under contract to Johns Hopkins to provide long range planning, short term scheduling software, system engineering, and data archiving support.

OPUS is a software system developed to handle, manage and process incoming data from the HST. It has been adapted to support a variety of astronomical and other types of science data.

The Supernova/ Acceleration Probe (SNAP) is a mission concept to determine the spatial curvature of the universe thus providing a fundamental test of the theory of cosmological inflation. The key elements in the investigations will be observations of type Ia supernovae as an astronomical standard candle to provide a distance scale, which, combined with the recession velocities of those objects, helps to determine key cosmological parameters and ultimately the nature of the "missing energy" in the universe. STScI provided support for operational studies.

SPIKE is multi-mission planning and scheduling system initially developed for the Hubble Space Telescope mission. It has been adapted for several space missions and ground based observatories.

Gemini PyRaf
STScI's software engineers provided technical management to Gemini staff for the purpose of developing and/or reworking science data calibration and analysis tools used by Gemini and their community in the PyRAF environment. Specifically, a regression testing system has been designed, implemented, tested and delivered for quality control purposes to mitigate problems resulting from changes related to the migration from the current Gemini pipeline to the new PyRAF based one.