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Next-generation space telescope ultralightweight mirror program
Author(s): James W. Bilbro
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Paper Abstract

The Next Generation Space Telescope is currently envisioned as an eight meter diameter cryogenic deployable telescope that will operate at the earth sun libration point L2. A number of different designs are being examined within NASA and under industry studies by Ball Aerospace, Lockheed- Martin and TRW. Although these designs differ in many respects, they all require significant advancements in the state-of-the-art with respect to large diameter, ultra- lightweight, mirrors. The purpose of this paper is to provide insight into the current status of the mirror development program.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 1999
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3571, Tenth International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications, (7 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.347615
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James W. Bilbro, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3571:
Tenth International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications
Peter A. Atanasov; Dimitar V. Stoyanov, Editor(s)

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