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10-m optical telescope for deep-space communications
Author(s): Kamran S. Shaik; Edwin L. Kerr
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Paper Abstract

Optical communications using laser light in the visible spectral range is being considered for future deep-space missions. Such a system will require a large telescope in earth vicinity to be used as a receiving station for data return from the spacecraft. A preliminary discussion for a ground-based receiving station consisting of a 10-meter hexagonally segmented primary with high surface tolerance and a unique sunshade is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1236, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes IV, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19179
Show Author Affiliations
Kamran S. Shaik, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Edwin L. Kerr, Jet Propulsion Lab. (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1236:
Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes IV
Lawrence D. Barr, Editor(s)

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