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FAST: a folded astronomical space telescope
Author(s): Aden B. Meinel; Marjorie P. Meinel; James B. Breckinridge
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Paper Abstract

A Folded Astronomical Space Telescope is a 2.4-m Hubble Space Telescope class of telescope that can be packaged in a 1.5-m diameter cylinder through use of a single ring of eight deployable segments. Because it has less mass and uses a much smaller booster to inject it into orbit, the cost is greatly reduced. The enabling rationale, general configuration, and optical technologies for such a telescope are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1994
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2199, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes V, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176228
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Aden B. Meinel, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Marjorie P. Meinel, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
James B. Breckinridge, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2199:
Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes V
Larry M. Stepp, Editor(s)

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