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15 August 1980 A Very Large Space Telescope For Optical/UV Astronomy
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Proceedings Volume 0228, Active Optical Devices and Applications; (1980) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.958776
Event: 1980 Technical Symposium East, 1980, Washington, D.C., United States
Abstract
A concept is presented for a Ritchey-Chretien optical-UV telescope to be deployed in orbit using a preassembled segmented primary mirror of 8 meter aperture, carried into orbit inside the modified interstage of the Space Shuttle External Tank. Shuttle revisits allow major assembly tasks to proceed such as the installation of the light shield, fine alignment of the system and attachment of scientific instrument modules to the instrument adapter. Prime technology requirements for the VLST are assessed in this paper.
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Max E. Nein and John W. Warner "A Very Large Space Telescope For Optical/UV Astronomy", Proc. SPIE 0228, Active Optical Devices and Applications, (15 August 1980); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.958776
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