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Nasa's Precision Segmented Reflectors (PSR) Project
Author(s): E. Pawlik; R Lin; W. Fichter
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Paper Abstract

The Precision Segmented Reflectors (PSR) project is described in this paper. The project, which involves the close cooperation of two NASA Centers, represents a first step toward developing the technology base needed to support future advanced astrophysics missions. The focus of this project is to develop a lightweight, low cost option for building large reflecting telescopes that can be assembled in space. Four major technology areas, i.e., reflector panels, structures, controls, and system integration are being developed. A principal driver for PSR technology development is the proposed Large Deployable Reflector (LDR) telescope. The technologies being developed under the PSR program are, however, generic and can be applied to many future missions such as optical communications, optical interferometers , and other missions requiring large reflectors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 September 1989
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1114, Active Telescope Systems, (20 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960842
Show Author Affiliations
E. Pawlik, California Institute of TechnOlogy (United States)
R Lin, California Institute of TechnOlogy (United States)
W. Fichter, Langley Research Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1114:
Active Telescope Systems
Francois J. Roddier, Editor(s)

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