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QuickBird telescope: the reality of large high-quality commercial space optics
Author(s): John W. Figoski
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Paper Abstract

The QuickBird telescope represents a significant accomplishment as the first large-aperture, high-resolution, totally unobscured optical system developed as a fixed-price commercial product. The telescope was aligned and tested in a dedicated facility at Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. specially developed to reduce the total process time of building and testing complex optical systems. This presentation summarizes design features, mirror- manufacturing results, telescope alignment, and test results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 1999
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3779, Current Developments in Optical Design and Optical Engineering VIII, (5 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.368209
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John W. Figoski, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3779:
Current Developments in Optical Design and Optical Engineering VIII
Robert E. Fischer; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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