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Design And Fabrication Of The NASA 2.4-Meter Space Telescope
Author(s): Daniel J. McCarthy; Terence A. Facey
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Paper Abstract

For more than 15 years, NASA, the National Academy of Sciences, the America Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the community of the world's astronomers vigorously promoted the idea of a telescope in space, at seminars, symposia and conferences. Follow-ing several years of detailed engineering design studies, Congress in 1977 gave approval for a 2.4-meter Space Telescope to be designed, developed and launched from the Space Shuttle, which itself at that time was in the early stages of development. Following a competition, contracts were awarded to Lockheed for the Spacecraft and to Perkin-Elmer for the Optical Telescope Assembly.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 May 1982
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0330, Optical Systems Engineering II, (27 May 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.934268
Show Author Affiliations
Daniel J. McCarthy, The Optical Technology Division of The Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)
Terence A. Facey, The Optical Technology Division of The Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0330:
Optical Systems Engineering II
Paul R. Yoder, Editor(s)

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