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16 September 1992 Structural mechanics of the solar-A Soft X-ray Telescope
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The Soft X-ray Telescope (SXT) is one of four major instruments that constitute the payload of the NASA-Japanese mission YOHKOH (formerly known as Solar-A), scheduled to be launched in August, 1991. This paper describes the design of the SXT, the key system requirements, and the SXT optical and structural systems. Particular attention is given to the design considerations for stiffness and dimensional stability, temperature compensation, and moisture sensitivyty control. Consideration is also given to the X-ray mirror, the aspect telescope, the entrance filters, the mechanical structure design, the aft support plate and mount, the SXT finite element model, and other subsystems.
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Bruce K. Jurcevich, Marilyn E. Bruner, and K. F. Gowen "Structural mechanics of the solar-A Soft X-ray Telescope", Proc. SPIE 1690, Design of Optical Instruments, (16 September 1992);


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