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Status of the terrestrial planet finder interferometer (TPF-I)

Beichman, Charles and Lawson, Peter and Lay, Oliver and Ahmed, Asif and Unwin, Steve and Johnston, K. (2006) Status of the terrestrial planet finder interferometer (TPF-I). In: Advances in Stellar Interferometry. Proceedings of SPIE. No.6268. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. no. 62680S. ISBN 9780819463333.

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The interferometric version of the Terrestrial Planet Finder (TPF-I) has the potential to find and characterize earth-sized planets in the habitable zones of over 250 nearby stars and to search for life using biomarkers in the atmospheres of any planets found. The scientific case for such a mission continues to be strengthened by on-going progress in the detection of planets via indirect means. This paper summarizes the status of TPF-I, illustrative scientific requirements for the mission, and its enabling technologies.

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Additional Information:© 2006 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). The Terrestrial Planet Finder (TPF-I) Science Working Group has assisted in developing the scientific requirements for TPF-I. Some of the research described in this publication was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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Subject Keywords:Terrestrial Planet Finder (TPF), planets, infrared, interferometry, formation flying, nulling
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Issue or Number:6268
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Official Citation:Charles Beichman, Peter Lawson, Oliver Lay, Asif Ahmed, Steve Unwin, K. Johnston, "Status of the Terrestrial Planet Finder Interferometer (TPF-I)", Proc. SPIE 6268, Advances in Stellar Interferometry, 62680S (27 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.673583;
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