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Title: Terrestrial Planet Finder Coronagraph Observatory summary
Authors: Ford, Virginia
Levine-Westa, Marie
Kissila, Andy
Kwacka, Eug
Hoa, Tim
Dumonta, Phil
Lismana, Doug
Fehera, Peter
Cafferty, Terry
Keywords: terrestrial planet finder
large telescope
Issue Date: 3-Oct-2005
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2005
Citation: Direct Imaging of Exoplanets : Science and Techniques, Nice, France, October 3-7, 2004
Abstract: Creating 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.
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