It is expected that the James Webb Space Telescope, a powerful successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, will be launched in October 2018...

Engineers Bring Technical, Physical Prowess to Inspection of Radio Telescope

NewsBriefs: New Space Telescope Will Have Largest Sun Shield

NewsBriefs: Radio Telescope Array Activated (Search for Extra--Terrestrial Intelligence Institute)

Scientific Infrastructure: Enormous Telescope Rise on Mexican Volcano

Movable Radio Telescope Requires Precise Design and Construction

Connections of Large Steerable Antennas

Optimization Sensing and Control in Design of Antennas

Investigation of the Collapse of the 300-foot Radio Telescope at Greenbank West Virginia

Optical Scatter From a Space Craft Mirror Due to Microscopic Impacts
This article addresses the issue of how micrometeoroid and man made debris in the space environment can adversely change the optical resolution of a mirror. The study used an algorithm...

Effects of Dust and Thermal Cycling on Telescope Mirror Performance
In this study, 1 cm × 1 cm square optical-grade aluminized glass mirrors were measured for maximum light reflectance and then the loss of reflectance due to the presence of different specific...

An Inflatable Antenna for Space-Based Low-Frequency Radio Astronomy
Antennas for a low-frequency orbiting radio telescope must have minimal problems in deployment, a directional beam, and a wide-angle scanning capability. Inflatable antennas with deposited...

Low Frequency Radio Astronomy from Earth or Lunar Orbit
Acquiring data at low frequencies is complicated by the fact that the ionosphere strongly disturbs the data, especially for high-resolution ground-based telescopes. The most viable observational...

An Ultra-Lightweight Advanced Technology Telescope for Space Applications
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...

The Lunar Ultraviolet Telescope Experiment (LUTE)
The Lunar Ultraviolet Telescope Experiment (LITE) is a feasible scientific payload which could initiate a unique ultraviolet (UV) sky survey from the lunar surface prior to our manned...

Environmental Aspects of Lunar Helium-3 Mining
Three potential detrimental effects of lunar 3He mining have been identified; visual changes, atmospheric contamination, and solid waste disposal....

Operations Analysis for a Large Lunar Telescope
With the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope a new generation of science optical observatories was made a reality. Astronomers and scientists have long seen space as having inherit advantages...

NASA's Future Plans for Space Astronomy and Astrophysics
This paper presents NASA's plans for future space astronomy and astrophysics through the first decade of the next century. Discussed will be specific missions and mission concepts, as...

The Proposed NASA Lunar-Based Astronomical Observatories
The goals of the Space Exploration Initiative are a manned return to the Moon, a permanent lunar outpost and then a manned expedition to Mars. This presents an opportunity to construct...

System Concepts for a Series of Lunar Optical Telescopes
The Lunar Telescope Working Group of the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), NASA, has conducted conceptual studies of an evolutionary family of UV/optical/IR telescopes to be based on...

 

 

 

 

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