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System design for lunar-based optical and submillimeter interferometers
Author(s): Robert Gershman; Michael J. Mahoney; Marc D. Rayman; Michael Shao; Gerald C. Snyder
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Paper Abstract

The designs and performances of lunar optical and submillimeter interferometer systems for the Space Exploration Initiative (SEI) are described. Attention is given to the conceptual design of these systems and to the concepts for the launch, transport, deployment, maintenance, and toleration of the lunar environment (both natural and induced by crew activity). Consideration is also given to the requirements for SEI resources (such as cargo space and crew time), the data return concepts, and the flight system technonogy develpment needs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1494, Space Astronomical Telescopes and Instruments, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46722
Show Author Affiliations
Robert Gershman, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Michael J. Mahoney, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Marc D. Rayman, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Michael Shao, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Gerald C. Snyder, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1494:
Space Astronomical Telescopes and Instruments
Pierre Y. Bely; James B. Breckinridge, Editor(s)

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