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30 July 2010 Key enabling technologies for the next generation of space telescopes
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The next generation of large space telescopes, including ATLAST, SAFIR, IXO and Generation-X will require the development of key technologies to enable their development at an affordable cost. This includes technologies for the rapid, low cost fabrication of ultra-light weight primary mirror segments, active figure control of primary mirror segments, high speed wavefront sensing and control, highly-packageable and scalable deployment techniques, and active vibration and thermal control for light weight structural elements to supply good pointing stability. In this paper we discuss the current state-of-the-art for these technologies and roadmaps for future development in these areas.
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Charles F. Lillie, Ronald S. Polidan, and Dean R. Dailey "Key enabling technologies for the next generation of space telescopes", Proc. SPIE 7731, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 773102 (30 July 2010); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.857826
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