30 January 2004 Space telescopes after the James Webb Space Telescope
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Following the use of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), there will be a need for space telescopes or interferometers of increasing size and, later, of increasing aperture. Looking ahead to the known problems of the next decade allows a modest extrapolation from JWST to address the currently interesting science. Increasing telescope sizes will also allow exploration with higher angular resolution. Eventually, the telescope/interferometer sizes will be so large that they must be constructed in space.
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Steven V. W. Beckwith, Steven V. W. Beckwith, } "Space telescopes after the James Webb Space Telescope", Proc. SPIE 5166, UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes: Innovative Technologies and Concepts, (30 January 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.512725; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.512725


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