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Deployable space telescopes for planetary and astronomical missions
Author(s): Aden B. Meinel; Marjorie P. Meinel; James B. Breckinridge
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Paper Abstract

A telescope folded into minimum volume for launching can be a powerful technique for maximizing the aperture size that can be accommodated in a given launch vehicle shroud. As an example we show our concept for a Folded Astronomical Space Telescope where a 2.4-m Hubble Space Telescope class of telescope can be packaged in a 1.5-m diameter cylinder. The enabling rationale, general configuration, and optical system technologies for such a telescope will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 June 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2214, Space Instrumentation and Dual-Use Technologies, (8 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.177664
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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. 2214:
Space Instrumentation and Dual-Use Technologies
Firooz A. Allahdadi; Michael Chrisp; Concetto R. Giuliano; W. Pete Latham; James F. Shanley, Editor(s)

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