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Lunar liquid mirror telescope: structural concepts
Author(s): Peter Klimas; Neil Rowlands; Paul Hickson; Ermanno F. Borra; Simon Thibault
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Paper Abstract

The potential of a return of human presence to the Moon, raises the possibility of significant lunar infrastructure and with it the possibility of astronomical installations which can make use of the lunar surface as a stable platform and take advantage of the lack of atmosphere. Studies have been done in the US and Canada on the feasibility of such installations, and in particular studies of large lunar liquid mirror telescopes have been performed. We report here on the structural design concepts undertaken for one of these studies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7732, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 77322U (29 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.858198
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Peter Klimas, COM DEV Space Systems (Canada)
Neil Rowlands, COM DEV Space Systems (Canada)
Paul Hickson, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
Ermanno F. Borra, Univ. Laval (Canada)
Simon Thibault, Univ. Laval (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7732:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Monique Arnaud; Stephen S. Murray; Tadayuki Takahashi, Editor(s)

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