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Fabrication and testing of ultra-lightweight Gossamer-class composite mirrors
Author(s): Peter C. Chen; Ronald J. Oliversen; Robert C. Romeo
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Paper Abstract

We report on the development of composite mirror technology under the NASA Gossamer Spacecraft Initiative program. The objectives are to produce moderate aperture, extremely low areal density mirrors with smooth surfaces and good optical figure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4849, Highly Innovative Space Telescope Concepts, (18 December 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.460460
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Peter C. Chen, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Ronald J. Oliversen, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Robert C. Romeo, Composite Mirror Applications, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4849:
Highly Innovative Space Telescope Concepts
Howard A. MacEwen, Editor(s)

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