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A cost-effective and serviceable ATLAST 9.2m telescope architecture
Author(s): Lee D. Feinberg; Andrew Jones; Gary Mosier; Norman Rioux; Dave Redding; Mike Kienlen
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Paper Abstract

The ATLAST 9.2m architecture has evolved to be more cost effective while also meeting a more thorough understanding of the driving science requirements. The new approach can fit in an existing Delta IV Heavy rocket and makes extensive use of heritage and selective use of technology in order to minimize development time and cost. We have performed a more thorough look at how to meet the stability requirements for both thermal and dynamics and have an approach consistent with an initial error budget. In addition, we have developed concepts to support robotic or human servicing in a cost effective manner through a modular approach that relies on simple, external access and metrology. These refinements to the architecture enable a cost-effective, long-lifecycle, and relatively low risk approach to development.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 August 2014
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9143, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 914316 (2 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2054915
Show Author Affiliations
Lee D. Feinberg, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Andrew Jones, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Gary Mosier, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Norman Rioux, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Dave Redding, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Mike Kienlen, NASA Kennedy Space Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9143:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
Jacobus M. Oschmann; Mark Clampin; Giovanni G. Fazio; Howard A. MacEwen, Editor(s)

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