12 October 1996 Next Generation Space Telescope
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We present the preliminary results of a feasibility study performed by a team of scientists and engineers from NASA, academia and industrial concerns. The candidate concept is a deployable 8 meter diameter telescope optimized for the near infrared region (1 - 5 microns), but with instruments capable of observing from the visible all the way to 30 microns. The observatory is radiatively cooled to about 30 K and would be launched on an Atlas II-AS to the Lagrange Point L2.
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John C. Mather, John C. Mather, Bernard D. Seery, Bernard D. Seery, Pierre Y. Bely, Pierre Y. Bely, } "Next Generation Space Telescope", Proc. SPIE 2807, Space Telescopes and Instruments IV, (12 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.255119; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.255119


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