An Ultra-Lightweight Advanced Technology Telescope for Space Applications

by P. C. Chen, Computer Sciences Corp, Calverton, United States,
R. J. Oliversen, Computer Sciences Corp, Calverton, United States,
H. Hojaji, Computer Sciences Corp, Calverton, United States,
W. K. Chu, Computer Sciences Corp, Calverton, United States,
T. L. Wilson, Computer Sciences Corp, Calverton, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space IV

Abstract:

We propose a new type of telescope designed specifically for space and lunar applications. The optical reflecting surfaces of the telescope are made by replication onto thin ultra-lightweight graphite epoxy substrates.



Subject Headings: Telescopes | Space exploration | Composite materials | Minerals | Epoxy | Substrates | Temperature effects | Thermal effects

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