7 May 1999 Next-generation space telescope ultralightweight mirror program
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Proceedings Volume 3571, Tenth International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications; (1999) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.347615
Event: 10th International School on Quantum Electronics: Lasers: Physics and Applications, 1998, Varna, Bulgaria
Abstract
The Next Generation Space Telescope is currently envisioned as an eight meter diameter cryogenic deployable telescope that will operate at the earth sun libration point L2. A number of different designs are being examined within NASA and under industry studies by Ball Aerospace, Lockheed- Martin and TRW. Although these designs differ in many respects, they all require significant advancements in the state-of-the-art with respect to large diameter, ultra- lightweight, mirrors. The purpose of this paper is to provide insight into the current status of the mirror development program.
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James W. Bilbro, James W. Bilbro, } "Next-generation space telescope ultralightweight mirror program", Proc. SPIE 3571, Tenth International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications, (7 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.347615; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.347615
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