6 August 2010 ATLAST-9.2m: a large-aperture deployable space telescope
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We present results of a study of a deployable version of the Advanced Technology Large-Aperture Space Telescope (ATLAST), designed to operate in a Sun-Earth L2 orbit. The primary mirror of the segmented 9.2-meter aperture has 36 hexagonal 1.315 m (flat-to-flat) glass mirrors. The architecture and folding of the telescope is similar to JWST, allowing it to fit into the 6.5 m fairing of a modest upgrade to the Delta-IV Heavy version of the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV). We discuss the overall observatory design, optical design, instruments, stray light, wavefront sensing and control, pointing and thermal control, and in-space servicing options.
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William R. Oegerle, William R. Oegerle, Lee D. Feinberg, Lee D. Feinberg, Lloyd R. Purves, Lloyd R. Purves, T. Tupper Hyde, T. Tupper Hyde, Harley A. Thronson, Harley A. Thronson, Jacqueline A. Townsend, Jacqueline A. Townsend, Marc Postman, Marc Postman, Matthew R. Bolcar, Matthew R. Bolcar, Jason G. Budinoff, Jason G. Budinoff, Bruce H. Dean, Bruce H. Dean, Mark C. Clampin, Mark C. Clampin, Dennis C. Ebbets, Dennis C. Ebbets, Qian Gong, Qian Gong, Theodore R. Gull, Theodore R. Gull, Joseph M. Howard, Joseph M. Howard, Andrew L. Jones, Andrew L. Jones, Richard G. Lyon, Richard G. Lyon, Bert A. Pasquale, Bert A. Pasquale, Charles Perrygo, Charles Perrygo, Jeffrey S. Smith, Jeffrey S. Smith, Patrick L. Thompson, Patrick L. Thompson, Bruce E. Woodgate, Bruce E. Woodgate, } "ATLAST-9.2m: a large-aperture deployable space telescope", Proc. SPIE 7731, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 77312M (6 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857622; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.857622
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