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The TOLIMAN space telescope

Tuthill, Peter and Bendek, Eduardo and Guyon, Olivier and Horton, Anthony and Jeffries, Bryn and Jovanovic, Nemanja and Klupar, Pete and Larkin, Kieran and Norris, Barnaby and Pope, Benjamin and Shao, Mike (2018) The TOLIMAN space telescope. In: Optical and Infrared Interferometry and Imaging VI. Proceedings of SPIE. No.10701. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 107011J. ISBN 9781510619555.

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The TOLIMAN space telescope is a low-cost, agile mission concept dedicated to astrometric detection of exoplanets in the near-solar environment, and particularly targeting the Alpha Cen system. Although successful discovery technologies are now populating exoplanetary catalogs into the thousands, contemporary astronomy is still poorly equipped to answer the basic question of whether there are any rocky planets orbiting any particular star system. Toliman will make a first study of stars within 10 PC of the sun by deploying an innovative optical and signal encoding architecture that leverages the most promising technology to deliver data on this critical stellar sample: high precision astrometric monitoring. Here we present results from the Foundational Mission Study, jointly funded by the Breakthrough Prize Foundation and the University of Sydney which has translated innovative underlying design principles into error budgets and potential spacecraft systems designs.

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Additional Information:© 2018 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). The original scientific impetus as well as critical financial and logistical support for this research program were provided by the Breakthrough Prize Foundation. The authors also acknowledge the University of Sydney who are joint partners in the study which produced the results presented.
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Subject Keywords:Astrometry, Exoplanet detection, high precision astronomical measurement
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Issue or Number:10701
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Official Citation:Peter Tuthill, Eduardo Bendek, Olivier Guyon, Anthony Horton, Bryn Jeffries, Nemanja Jovanovic, Pete Klupar, Kieran Larkin, Barnaby Norris, Benjamin Pope, Mike Shao, "The TOLIMAN space telescope," Proc. SPIE 10701, Optical and Infrared Interferometry and Imaging VI, 107011J (9 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2313269
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