10 August 2010 Spacecraft conceptual design for the 8-meter Advanced Technology Large Aperture Space Telescope (ATLAST)
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The Advanced Concepts Office at Marshall Space Flight Center completed a brief spacecraft design study for the 8- meter monolithic Advanced Technology Large Aperture Space Telescope (ATLAST-8m). This spacecraft concept provides all power, communication, telemetry, avionics, guidance and control, and thermal control for the observatory, and inserts the observatory into a halo orbit about the second Sun-Earth Lagrange point. The multidisciplinary design team created a simple spacecraft design that enables component and science instrument servicing, employs articulating solar panels for help with momentum management, and provides precise pointing control while at the same time fast slewing for the observatory.
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Randall C. Hopkins, Randall C. Hopkins, Peter Capizzo, Peter Capizzo, Sharon Fincher, Sharon Fincher, Linda S. Hornsby, Linda S. Hornsby, David Jones, David Jones, Gary Mosier, Gary Mosier, H. Philip Stahl, H. Philip Stahl, Dan Thomas, Dan Thomas, Kevin S. Thompson, Kevin S. Thompson, } "Spacecraft conceptual design for the 8-meter Advanced Technology Large Aperture Space Telescope (ATLAST)", Proc. SPIE 7731, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 77312Q (10 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856474; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.856474
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