3. What this Document Does Not Provide

This manual provides information on the user interface for HSpot only, and does not attempt to describe more fully the transformation to uplinked spacecraft/instrument commands which are written in the Common Uplink System (CUS) language. Only a general description of this process, for each of the instruments, is given in Chapters 9-12.

Information on the data products, pipeline processing and data processing (included in the Herschel Common Science System, HCSS) is also not covered in this manual. Processing and products information is available from the Herschel web site at


Brief descriptions of data products and pipelines for each of the instruments are also contained in the instrument manuals available at the same site.