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Overview of mirror technology development for large lightweight space-based optical systems
Author(s): W. Scott Smith; H. Philip Stahl
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Paper Abstract

The Space Optics Manufacturing Technology Center of Marshall Space Flight Center is involved in the development of lightweight optics for space-based systems. The NGST and other future NASA programs require large aperture space- based instruments. This paper reviews the technologies under development for NGST including discussions of the environmental testing of candidate segment for the NGST primary mirror.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 March 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4198, Optomechanical Engineering 2000, (6 March 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.417342
Show Author Affiliations
W. Scott Smith, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
H. Philip Stahl, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4198:
Optomechanical Engineering 2000
Mark A. Kahan, Editor(s)

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