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Developing technologies for lunar-based astronomyProspects for lunar-based astronomy and the development of the required technologies are briefly reviewed. A systematic approach to lunar-based astronomy includes a progression in capability from small automated telescopes to the 16-meter reflector on the moon. A next step beyond the 16-meter reflector will be a Lunar Optical/Ultraviolet/Infrared Synthesis Array. Intermediate steps are represented by the Lunar Transit Telescope and the Lunar Cluster Telescope Experiment. Priorities for the required technology development are identified.
Document ID
19930058139
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Johnson, Stewart W. (BDM International, Inc.; New Mexico Univ. Albuquerque, United States)
Burns, Jack O. (New Mexico State Univ. Las Cruces, United States)
Chua, Koon Meng (New Mexico Univ. Albuquerque, United States)
Wetzel, John P. (Grumman Corp. Space Station Program Support Div., Reston, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1992
Publication Information
Publication: In: Engineering, construction, and operations in space III: Space '92; Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference, Denver, CO, May 31-June 4, 1992. Vol. 2 (A93-41976 17-12)
Subject Category
ASTRONOMY
Distribution Limits
Public
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