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Space optics contributions by the College of Optical Sciences over the past 50 years
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Paper Abstract

We present a review of the contributions by students, staff, faculty and alumni to the Nation’s space program over the past 50 years. The balloon polariscope led the way to future space optics missions. The missions Pioneer Venus (large probe solar flux radiometer), Pioneer 10/11 (imaging photopolarimeter) to Jupiter and Saturn, Hubble Space Telescope (HST), and next generation large aperture space telescopes are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 October 2014
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9186, Fifty Years of Optical Sciences at The University of Arizona, 918606 (20 October 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2064892
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James B. Breckinridge, Graduate Aeronautical Lab., California Institute of Technology (United States)
Peter Smith, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9186:
Fifty Years of Optical Sciences at The University of Arizona
Harrison H. Barrett; John E. Greivenkamp; Eustace L. Dereniak, Editor(s)

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