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Selected Mission Architectures For The Terrestrial Planet Finder (TPF): Large, Medium, and Small

Beichman, C. and Coulter, D. and Lindensmith, C. and Lawson, P. (2002) Selected Mission Architectures For The Terrestrial Planet Finder (TPF): Large, Medium, and Small. In: Future Research Direction and Visions for Astronomy. No.4835. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 115-121. ISBN 9780819446145. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20180725-132054215

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Abstract

Four teams incorporating scientists and engineers from more than 50 universities and 20 engineering firms have assessed techniques for detecting and characterizing terrestrial planets orbiting nearby stars. The primary conclusion from the effort of the past two years is that with suitable technology investment starting now, a mission to detect terrestrial planets around 150 nearby stars could be launched within a decade. Missions of smaller scale could carry out more modest programs capable of detecting and characterizing gas giant planets around tens of stars and of detecting terrestrial planets around the nearest stars.


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Beichman, C.0000-0002-5627-5471
Additional Information:© 2002 Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). The research described in this paper was performed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. This work was supported by the TPF project. The author acknowledges valuable contributions from TPF Science Working Group and the contractor teams.
Group:Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC)
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NASA/JPL/CaltechUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:Terrestrial Planet Finder, planets, life, infrared, interferometer, coronagraph
Issue or Number:4835
DOI:10.1117/12.461532
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Official Citation:Charles A. Beichman, Daniel R. Coulter, Chris Lindensmith, Peter R. Lawson, "Selected Mission Architectures For The Terrestrial Planet Finder (TPF): Large, Medium, and Small", Proc. SPIE 4835, Future Research Direction and Visions for Astronomy, (16 December 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.461532; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.461532
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