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Design And Fabrication Of The NASA 2.4-Meter Space Telescope

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Daniel J. McCarthy, Terence A. Facey

The Optical Technology Division of The Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)

Proc. SPIE 0330, Optical Systems Engineering II, 139 (May 27, 1982); doi:10.1117/12.934268
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  • Optical Systems Engineering II
  • Paul R. Yoder, Jr.
  • Los Angeles | January 27, 1982

abstract

For more than 15 years, NASA, the National Academy of Sciences, the America Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the community of the world's astronomers vigorously promoted the idea of a telescope in space, at seminars, symposia and conferences. Follow-ing several years of detailed engineering design studies, Congress in 1977 gave approval for a 2.4-meter Space Telescope to be designed, developed and launched from the Space Shuttle, which itself at that time was in the early stages of development. Following a competition, contracts were awarded to Lockheed for the Spacecraft and to Perkin-Elmer for the Optical Telescope Assembly.

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Daniel J. McCarthy and Terence A. Facey
"Design And Fabrication Of The NASA 2.4-Meter Space Telescope", Proc. SPIE 0330, Optical Systems Engineering II, 139 (May 27, 1982); doi:10.1117/12.934268; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.934268


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