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Beyond JWST: performance requirements for a future large UVOIR space telescope
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Paper Abstract

This paper considers requirements for a future large space telescope to follow the James Webb Space Telescope, starting in the next decade. Its ambitious science program includes direct imaging and spectroscopy of Earth-like planets orbiting other stars, resolving individual stars in nearby galaxies, and probing the most distant regions of the observable universe to a visible-light resolution of 100 parsec, while providing high spectral resolution for wavelengths from 100 to 2,500 nm. The top-level optical requirements flowdown is briefly described, with reference to existing and future capabilities. The intent is to identify technology development needed in the last half of this decade, to support the priorities of the 2020 Decadal Survey.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 August 2014
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9143, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 914312 (2 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056568
Show Author Affiliations
David C. Redding, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Lee Feinberg, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Marc Postman, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
H. Philip Stahl, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Carl Stahle, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Harley Thronson, NASA Goddard Space Flight 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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