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Science Program Editor

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The Science Program Editor window is shown below. It is divided into five main parts:

  • Science program elements toolbar - Add new observations; add elements of observations such as instrument and telescope (target) configurations; add sequence iterator details; group observations. See a detailed description of the science program elements toolbar functions.
  • Science program viewer - Displays the observation details in a hierarchical tree structure. See more details about program manipulation and how the science program structure affects observation execution.
  • Menu bar - All command options are available from the menus in this bar. Open, delete, and close programs to the local database or to a XML file; cut, copy and paste program elements (also in the main tool bar), add new program elements (also in the science program elements toolbar); search for observations; change the window layout. See more details about loading and saving files.
  • Main toolbar - Open and navigate between science programs; cut, copy and paste program elements; open the position editor; sync and resolve conflicts. See a detailed description of the main toolbar functions.
  • Detailed element editor - Configures a specific science program element such as the instrument configurations, target offset sequence etc. See the element toolbar functions for links to the specific editors.
  • Problems tab - If the Phase II checker finds any problems with the observation or component, then a tab entitled "Problems" appears on the right side of the detailed element editor. Clicking on this tab will open a new window with more details and suggestions. See the Phase II checker page for more information about how this functions.
  • Message bar -Messages about the program sync state, etc. are given here.


Science program editor

The layout of the science program editor may be modified from the View menu to toggle on/off the main and program element ("tree") toolbars and to display them as pictures, text or both.

NOTE that links in the text below lead to separate pages with details on the different sections and elements

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