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Terrestrial Planet Finder Coronagraph Observatory summaryCreating an optical space telescope observatory capable of detecting and characterizing light from extra-solar terrestrial planets poses technical challenges related to extreme wavefront stability. The Terrestrial Planet Finder Coronagraph design team has been developing an observatory based on trade studies, modeling and analysis that has guided us towards design choices to enable this challenging mission. This paper will describe the current flight baseline design of the observatory and the trade studies that have been performed. The modeling and analysis of this design will be described including predicted performance and the tasks yet to be done.
Document ID
20060043653
Document Type
Conference Paper
External Source(s)
Authors
Ford, Virginia
Levine-Westa, Marie
Kissila, Andy
Kwacka, Eug
Hoa, Tim
Dumonta, Phil
Lismana, Doug
Fehera, Peter
Cafferty, Terry
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
October 3, 2005
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Meeting Information
Direct Imaging of Exoplanets : Science and Techniques(Nice)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
space
coronagraph
terrestrial planet finder
large telescope