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SIRTF telescope test facility
Author(s): Daniel R. Coulter; Steven A. Macenka; Mark J. Lysek; Melora E. Larson
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we describe the key features of the SIRTF Telescope Test Facility developed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Information on the cryogenic performance including details of the test cycle time and cryogen hold time are included. Emphasis is on the operation of the facility. Data are presented on the cryogenic optical testing of the ultra-lightweight 85 cm diameter beryllium primary mirror assembly for the infrared telescope technology testbed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 June 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2744, Infrared Technology and Applications XXII, (27 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.243517
Show Author Affiliations
Daniel R. Coulter, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Steven A. Macenka, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Mark J. Lysek, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Melora E. Larson, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2744:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXII
Bjorn F. Andresen; Marija S. Scholl, Editor(s)

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