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Herschel Space Telescope: impact of new material strain data on optical test and model correlation
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Paper Abstract

Successful launch and imagery from the Herschel Space Telescope has demonstrated a nominally in focus telescope. There still remains a discrepancy between the prediction and measurement of the telescope back focal length prior to launch. New material strain data has been applied to the structural/optical model of the telescope. The new data significantly closed the gap between the previous optical test measurement and prediction. However, a discrepancy still exists. Model results and techniques will be presented and discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 2010
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 7739, Modern Technologies in Space- and Ground-based Telescopes and Instrumentation, 77392I (22 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857732
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Brian Catanzaro, CFE Services (United States)
Dominic Doyle, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Eri Cohen, CFE Services (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7739:
Modern Technologies in Space- and Ground-based Telescopes and Instrumentation
Eli Atad-Ettedgui; Dietrich Lemke, Editor(s)

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