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Ultralightweight actively controlled mirrors for space
Author(s): James H. Burge
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Paper Abstract

Advanced technology mirrors for large space telescopes are being developed that use thin facesheets controlled by actuators. This concept was proven with a 50 cm prototype and is now being implemented for a 2-m cryogenic mirror that weighs only 40 kg.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 1999
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 3749, 18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics, (19 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.355018
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James H. Burge, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3749:
18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics
Alexander J. Glass; Joseph W. Goodman; Milton Chang; Arthur H. Guenther; Toshimitsu Asakura, Editor(s)

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