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Technology gap assessment for a future large-aperture ultraviolet-optical-infrared space telescope
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Paper Abstract

The Advanced Technology Large Aperture Space Telescope (ATLAST) team identified five key technology areas to enable candidate architectures for a future large-aperture ultraviolet/optical/infrared (LUVOIR) space observatory envisioned by the NASA Astrophysics 30-year roadmap, “Enduring Quests, Daring Visions.” The science goals of ATLAST address a broad range of astrophysical questions from early galaxy and star formation to the processes that contributed to the formation of life on Earth, combining general astrophysics with direct-imaging and spectroscopy of habitable exoplanets. The key technology areas are internal coronagraphs, starshades (or external occulters), ultra-stable large-aperture telescope systems, detectors, and mirror coatings. For each technology area, we define best estimates of required capabilities, current state-of-the-art performance, and current technology readiness level (TRL), thus identifying the current technology gap. We also report on current, planned, or recommended efforts to develop each technology to TRL 5.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 July 2016
PDF: 14 pages
J. Ast. Inst. Sys. 2(4) 041209 doi: 10.1117/1.JATIS.2.4.041209
Published in: Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems Volume 2, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
Matthew R. Bolcar, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Kunjithapatham Balasubramanian, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Julie Crooke, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Lee Feinberg, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Manuel Quijada, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Bernard J. Rauscher, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
David Redding, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Norman Rioux, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Stuart Shaklan, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
H. Philip Stahl, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Carl M. Stahle, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Harley Thronson, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


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