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Space telescopes after the James Webb Space Telescope
Author(s): Steven V. W. Beckwith
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Paper Abstract

Following the use of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), there will be a need for space telescopes or interferometers of increasing size and, later, of increasing aperture. Looking ahead to the known problems of the next decade allows a modest extrapolation from JWST to address the currently interesting science. Increasing telescope sizes will also allow exploration with higher angular resolution. Eventually, the telescope/interferometer sizes will be so large that they must be constructed in space.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 January 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5166, UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes: Innovative Technologies and Concepts, (30 January 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.512725
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Steven V. W. Beckwith, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5166:
UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes: Innovative Technologies and Concepts
Howard A. MacEwen, Editor(s)

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