1 May 1970 Development Problems of the Primary Mirror for Large Space Telescopes
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Space astronomy, above the obscuring effects of the atmosphere, promises a quantum jump in knowledge of the universe comparable to the original invention of the telescope. The scientific community has recommended eventual orbiting of a 120 inch telescope to exploit the potential. The pacing problem is undoubtedly the primary mirror itself, which must hold microinch tolerances across the 10 foot diameter during manufacture, launch and operation.
Sol Louis Morrison, Sol Louis Morrison, } "Development Problems of the Primary Mirror for Large Space Telescopes," Optical Engineering 8(4), 804107 (1 May 1970). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.7971541 . Submission:
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