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ATLAST-8 Mission concept study for 8-meter monolithic UV/optical space telescope
Author(s): H. Philip Stahl; Marc Postman; William R. Arnold; Randall C. Hopkins; Linda Hornsby; Gary E. Mosier; Bert A. Pasquale
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Paper Abstract

ATLAST-8m is an 8-meter monolithic UV/optical/NIR space observatory which could be placed in orbit at Sun-Earth L2 by a heavily lift launch vehicle. Two development study cycles have resulted in a detailed concept including a dual foci optical design; several primary mirror launch support and secondary mirror support structural designs; spacecraft propulsion, power and pointing control design; and thermal design. ATLAST-8m is designed to yield never before achieved performance to obtain fundamental astronomical breakthroughs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 August 2010
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7731, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 77312N (10 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856256
Show Author Affiliations
H. Philip Stahl, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Marc Postman, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
William R. Arnold, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Randall C. Hopkins, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Linda Hornsby, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Gary E. Mosier, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Bert A. Pasquale, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7731:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
Jacobus M. Oschmann; Mark C. Clampin; Howard A. MacEwen, Editor(s)

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