27 October 1998 Contamination control considerations for the Next-Generation Space Telescope (NGST)
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The NASA Space SCience Program, in its on-going mission to study the universe, has begun planning for a telescope that will carry on the Hubble Space Telescope's exploration. This telescope, the 'Next Generation Space Telescope' (NGST), will be 6-8 meters in diameter, will be radiatively cooled to 30-60 Kelvin in order to enable extremely deep exposures at near IR wavelengths, and will operate for a lifetime of 5-10 years. the requirement will be to measure wavelengths from 1-5 microns, with a goal to measure wavelengths from 0.6-30 microns. As such, NGST will present a new contamination control challenge.
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Eve M. Wooldridge, Eve M. Wooldridge, } "Contamination control considerations for the Next-Generation Space Telescope (NGST)", Proc. SPIE 3427, Optical Systems Contamination and Degradation, (27 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.328521; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.328521
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