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Technology plan for the Terrestrial Planet Finder coronagraph

Show simple item record Dooley, Jennifer A. Lawson, Peter R. 2005-11-11T23:04:47Z 2005-11-11T23:04:47Z 2005-03
dc.identifier.clearanceno JPL PUB 05-8
dc.description.abstract The Terrestrial Planet Finder (TPF) is envisaged as a series of two space observatories: an 8-m class optical coronagraph, to be launched around 2016; and a mid-infrared formation-flying interferometer, to be launched sometime prior to 2020. The goal of these missions, broadly stated, is to understand the formation and evolution of planets and, ultimately, of life byond our Solar System. In support of this goal, the TPF missions will be capable of (1) searching for and detecting terrestrial planets should they eixst in the habitable zones of nearby stars, (2)characterizing the atmosphere of planets they detect and searching for indicators of the presence of life, (3) undtertaking a program of comparative study of the constituents of planetary systems, and (4) enabling a broad program of general astrophysics. This document details the technology plan for the first of the TPF missions, the Terrestrial Planet Finder Coronagraph (TPF-C). en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2005. en
dc.subject TPF en
dc.subject Terrestrial Planet Finder en
dc.subject technology en
dc.subject TPF-C en
dc.title Technology plan for the Terrestrial Planet Finder coronagraph en

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