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Overview of the Science Program Editor

The science program editor is used to construct and view science programs. It consists of five parts, identified in the image below:

  • 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.

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