21 July 2010 Potential of balloon payloads for in flight validation of direct and nulling interferometry concepts
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While the question of low cost / low science precursors is raised to validate the concepts of direct and nulling interferometry space missions, balloon payloads offer a real opportunity thanks to their relatively low cost and reduced development plan. Taking into account the flight capabilities of various balloon types, we propose in this paper, several concepts of payloads associated to their flight plan. We also discuss the pros and cons of each concepts in terms of technological and science demonstration power.
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Olivier Demangeon, Olivier Demangeon, Marc Ollivier, Marc Ollivier, Jean-Michel Le Duigou, Jean-Michel Le Duigou, Frédéric Cassaing, Frédéric Cassaing, Vincent Coudé du Foresto, Vincent Coudé du Foresto, Denis Mourard, Denis Mourard, Pierre Kern, Pierre Kern, Tien Lam Trong, Tien Lam Trong, Jean Evrard, Jean Evrard, Olivier Absil, Olivier Absil, Denis Defrere, Denis Defrere, Bruno Lopez, Bruno Lopez, } "Potential of balloon payloads for in flight validation of direct and nulling interferometry concepts", Proc. SPIE 7734, Optical and Infrared Interferometry II, 77340I (21 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856717; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.856717
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