1 July 1990 Design of a shuttle-based space debris telescope
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Abstract
A 1.6-meter diameter f/0.95 all-reflecting telescope was designed to observe orbital debris particles as small as 1 mm from the shuttle payload bay. The telescope was specified to have a flat focal surface without the imposition of refractive elements. Two design configurations involving three mirrors were evaluated - a reflective Schmidt-Cassegrain and a modified Paul corrector. The Paul system was found to be more compact and appropriate for this application.
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Eric Harvey Richardson, Eric Harvey Richardson, David L. Talent, David L. Talent, Constance L. Tritsch, Constance L. Tritsch, Faith Vilas, Faith Vilas, } "Design of a shuttle-based space debris telescope", Proc. SPIE 1236, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes IV, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19202; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.19202
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