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Large High Performance Optics for Spaceborne Missions: L-3 Brashear Experience and CapabilityBrashear is a division of L-3 Communications, Integrated Optical Systems. Brashear is well known for the ground-based telescopes it has manufactured at its facilities and delivered to satisfied customers. Optics from meter-class up to 8.3 meters diameter have been fabricated in Brashear's facilities. Brashear has demonstrated capabilities for large spaceborne optics. We describe in this paper both legacy and new Brashear capabilities for high performance spaceborne optics.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Canzian, Blaise
(L-3 Communications Corp. Pittsburgh, PA, United States)
Gardopee, George
(L-3 Communications Corp. Pittsburgh, PA, United States)
Clarkson, Andrew
(L-3 Communications Corp. Pittsburgh, PA, United States)
Hull, Tony
(L-3 Communications Corp. Wilmington, MA, United States)
Borucki, William J.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
January 7, 2010
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Meeting Information
Meeting: 215th AAS Meeting
Location: Washington, D. C.
Country: United States
Start Date: January 3, 2010
End Date: January 7, 2010
Sponsors: American Astronomical Society
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Public Use Permitted.
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