Ultra-lightweight SiC Structures for Large Telescopes
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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7960 S. Kolb Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85706
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AbstractCurrent materials technology greatly limits the development of ultra-lightweight very large telescopes. This proposal details an innovative approach capable of yielding large structures exhibiting less than 1 kg/m2 areal density. The approach is based on high thermal conductivity thin C-C technology in conjunction with an optical quality CVR-SiC surface.
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