Future very large space telescopes

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Future very large space telescopes will require low density mirrors, with nevertheless very high surface accuracy to yield diffraction limited images at optical wavelengths. Carbon fiber dishes faced with glass a mm thick should be practical in sizes up to 25 m. Still larger apertures could be made of stretched reflective membrane, with weak concave curvature induced by electrostatic pressure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2000
EventSpace 2000 Conference and Exposition - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Sep 19 2000Sep 21 2000


OtherSpace 2000 Conference and Exposition
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Aerospace Engineering


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