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Terrestrial Planet Finder: coda to 10 years of technology development

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dc.contributor.author Lawson, Peter R.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-03T21:51:55Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-03T21:51:55Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08-02
dc.identifier.citation SPIE Nanoscience and Engineering Symposium, San Diego, California, August 2-3, 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 09-2990
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/44675
dc.description.abstract The Terrestrial Planet Finder (TPF) was proposed as a mission concept to the 2000 Decadal Survey, and received a very high ranking amongst the major initiatives that were then reviewed. As proposed, it was a formation flying array of four 3-m class mid-infrared telescopes, linked together as an interferometer. Its science goal was to survey 150 nearby stars for the presence of Earth-like planets, to detect signs of life or habitability, and to enable revolutionary advances in high angular resolution astrophysics. The Decadal Survey Committee recommended that $200M be invested to advance TPF technology development in the Decade of 2000–2010. This paper presents the results of NASA’s investment. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2009 en_US
dc.subject Astronomy en_US
dc.subject interferometry en_US
dc.subject coronagraphy en_US
dc.subject extrasolar planets en_US
dc.subject nulling en_US
dc.subject formation flying en_US
dc.title Terrestrial Planet Finder: coda to 10 years of technology development en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US


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