20 June 2000 Challenges in obtaining 0.2 arc-second pointing stability for a large telescope mounted in an open-port cavity on board an aircraft flying in the stratosphere
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This paper describes some of the many challenges involved in trying to obtain 0.2 arc-second (1 micro-radian) pointing stability for a large telescope mounted in an open port cavity on board an aircraft flying in the stratosphere, specifically the Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy Project. It includes an overview of the SOFIA project including the joint project arrangement between NASA and DLR, the project status, a top overview of the science objectives and the resulting requirements.
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Nans Kunz, Nans Kunz, } "Challenges in obtaining 0.2 arc-second pointing stability for a large telescope mounted in an open-port cavity on board an aircraft flying in the stratosphere", Proc. SPIE 4014, Airborne Telescope Systems, (20 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.389105; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.389105
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