10 June 2006 Mirror technology roadmap for optical/IR/FIR space telescopes
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The NASA Advanced Telescope and Observatory (ATO) Capability Roadmap addresses technologies necessary for NASA to enable future space telescopes and observatories operating in all electromagnetic bands, from x-rays to millimeter waves, and including gravity-waves. It lists capability priorities derived from current and developing Space Missions Directorate (SMD) strategic roadmaps. Technology topics include optics; wavefront sensing and control and interferometry; distributed and advanced spacecraft systems; cryogenic and thermal control systems; large precision structure for observatories; and the infrastructure essential to future space telescopes and observatories. This paper summarizes optic technology capability requirements necessary to enable space telescopes from the UV to Far-Infared.
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H. Philip Stahl, "Mirror technology roadmap for optical/IR/FIR space telescopes", Proc. SPIE 6265, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation I: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter, 626504 (10 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.671958; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.671958
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