18 December 2002 Fabrication and testing of ultra-lightweight Gossamer-class composite mirrors
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We report on the development of composite mirror technology under the NASA Gossamer Spacecraft Initiative program. The objectives are to produce moderate aperture, extremely low areal density mirrors with smooth surfaces and good optical figure.
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Peter C. Chen, Ronald J. Oliversen, Robert C. Romeo, "Fabrication and testing of ultra-lightweight Gossamer-class composite mirrors", Proc. SPIE 4849, Highly Innovative Space Telescope Concepts, (18 December 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.460460; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.460460
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