7 July 2006 Science promise and conceptual mission design for SAFIR: the single aperture far-infrared observatory
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We report on completion of the SAFIR Vision Mission study, as organized by the NASA Science Mission Directorate. This study resulted in a focused baseline design for this large aperture space observatory that capitalizes on architectures being actively developed for JWST and other missions. Special opportunities for achieving thermal performance of this <10 K telescope are reviewed, as well as efforts to understand capabilities and needs for focal plane instrument and I and T on this large (10 m-class) telescope.
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Dan Lester, Dominic Benford, Harold Yorke, C. M. Bradford, K. Parrish, and H. Stahl "Science promise and conceptual mission design for SAFIR: the single aperture far-infrared observatory", Proc. SPIE 6265, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation I: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter, 62651X (7 July 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.671995; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.671995
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