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30 July 2018 Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST): optical telescope assembly (OTA) status
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The WFIRST Mission is the next large astrophysical observatory for NASA after the James Webb Space Telescope and is the top priority mission from the 2010 National Academy of Sciences’ decadal survey. The WFIRST OTA includes the inherited primary and secondary mirrors with precision metering structures that are to be integrated to new mirror assemblies to provide optical feeds to the two WFIRST instruments. We present here: (1) the results for the review of the inherited hardware for WFIRST through a thorough technical pedigree process, (2) the status of the effort to establish the capability of the telescope to perform at a cooler operational temperature of 265K, and (3) the status of the work in requirement development for OTA to incorporate the inherited hardware, and (4) the path forward.
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J. Scott Smith, Lisa Bartusek, Tom Casey, Dave Content, Christine Cottingham, Rob Egerman, Joe Marzouk, James Mondello, Bonnie Patterson, Perry Voyer, Dave Smith Jr., Tony Whitman, and Timothy Wilson "Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST): optical telescope assembly (OTA) status", Proc. SPIE 10698, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 106982D (30 July 2018);

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