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2 August 2014 A cost-effective and serviceable ATLAST 9.2m telescope architecture
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The ATLAST 9.2m architecture has evolved to be more cost effective while also meeting a more thorough understanding of the driving science requirements. The new approach can fit in an existing Delta IV Heavy rocket and makes extensive use of heritage and selective use of technology in order to minimize development time and cost. We have performed a more thorough look at how to meet the stability requirements for both thermal and dynamics and have an approach consistent with an initial error budget. In addition, we have developed concepts to support robotic or human servicing in a cost effective manner through a modular approach that relies on simple, external access and metrology. These refinements to the architecture enable a cost-effective, long-lifecycle, and relatively low risk approach to development.
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Lee D. Feinberg, Andrew Jones, Gary Mosier, Norman Rioux, Dave Redding, and Mike Kienlen "A cost-effective and serviceable ATLAST 9.2m telescope architecture", Proc. SPIE 9143, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 914316 (2 August 2014);


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